We welcome all kinds of help including donations of time, services or money. If you are planning to visit Varanasi and would like to be a part of our school in any way, feel free to contact us. We would love to be a part of your Varanasi experience. Previous volunteers have spent as little as two hours at the school (taking photos, playing games, teaching a hobby) and up to three years (teaching crafts to the children once a week).
Since it only costs us Rs. 500/US $12 per month to educate a child, even small financial donations make a big difference. If you would like to make a contribution in rupees, you may send a check made out to Hope & Joy Soc for the Underpriveged to:
Hope & Joy Society for the Underprivileged
B30/2A-6-1 Gangabag Colony, Lanka
Varanasi 221005 UP India
Or, you may deposit money directly into our ICICI account:
Account Name: Hope & Joy Soc for the Underprivileged
Account Number: 628305016857
We can accept US dollar donations through PayPal. Here's a link for your convenience:
Thank you for your interest and support. This work is a challenge for us, but we feel happy that we have been given the opportunity to positively impact the lives of the students, their families, and the community in which they live.
Best wishes from,
and the children of Asha Deep Vidyashram