Helping Children From India's Slums
Headmistress Lakshmi Suryanarayanan anchors the dedicated staff of Olcott Memorial School in Chennai, India. Here she sits for a portrait with the talented kitchen staff who provide for students' nutritional needs.
Olcott Memorial is a 115-year-old school dedicated exclusively to children from the poorest parts of Indian society, including the slums of Chennai. It is one of many projects in Chennai funded in part by Asha for Education.
The Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire has captured hearts around the world. Of the millions who have seen it, many wonder what they can do to help children from India's slums.
Asha for Education is a nonprofit organization run completely by volunteers. Asha has funded and organized education projects in slums across India, including the slums shown in Slumdog Millionaire. Asha has worked to help these children for more than 10 years, with 93 projects focusing on children from slums.