The Asha Project

Providing Hope and Opportunities for the last three decades.

By Aavash Lamichhane is a Youth Leadership Team member who wants to pursue a computer since degree when he graduates high school.

I have always been passionate about giving back to my community and changing the world as a teenager. I knew I had to become involved, as soon as I learned about the Friends of Nepal – New Jersey’s Youth Leadership Volunteering opportunity, I joined the group. Here is my first observation of the Asha Project’s three decades of service in Nepal.

The Asha Project (a joint FONNJ and Rotary project) has been providing hope and opportunities to thousands of poor people of Nepal for the last 32 years. The organization was founded by a group of Nepali community people in New Jersey who wanted to make a difference in the lives of the poor people in Nepal by providing access to education, health and microcredit and other community development projects.


One way that the Asha Project is making a difference is by providing scholarships to Nepali students who may not have the financial resources to pay for their education. These scholarships are funded by donations from individuals and organizations around the world, and even a small donation of just $100 can have a significant impact on the life of a Nepali student. With access to education, Nepali students are able to gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their studies and pursue their career goals. This, in turn, can lead to greater economic opportunity and improved quality of life for both the individual student and their community.
The Asha Project not only offers scholarships to Nepali students, but it also provides them with mentorship opportunities, educational resources, and other forms of support. These tools can assist students in gaining the knowledge and self-assurance they need to succeed in their studies and realize their objectives.


The Ash Project offers educational resources and a scholarship program, but it also has a special program like Goat and chicken projects. By giving goats and chicken to families in need, this program aims to give Nepali families a stable source of income and nutrition. The goats are able to supply a consistent supply of milk, which can be consumed by the family or sold. The goats can also give birth to children, which can be used as a source of extra income or kept as food.


Along with these initiatives and other community development programs, the Asha Project also supports Nepali students and communities through a variety of other programs. By contributing to these initiatives, you can ensure that Nepali students have the tools and assistance they require to excel in their studies and achieve their objectives. You can contribute to Nepal’s future success by assisting in the development of stronger, more tenacious local communities.


Overall, the work of the Asha project is having a positive impact on Nepali communities and students. The organization is assisting in empowering the subsequent generation of Nepali leaders and building a better future for the nation by granting access to education and other resources. Just $100 can make a significant difference in the life of a Nepali student or family and help the organization continue its work to improve Nepal. So please think about joining the Legacy Circle and supporting Friends of Nepal-NJ’s mission to provide hope and opportunities in Nepal and America with a better future.

By Aavash Lamichhane is a Youth Leadership Team member who wants to pursue a computer since degree when he graduates high school.

Published by trm7510

The Asha Project – works in collaboration with local and international partner organizations as well as individuals and governments, to provide HOPE and OPPORTUNITIES for the people of Nepal. We thrive at the intersection of Passion, purpose and Promise.

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