Asia Initiatives

Asia Initiatives supports the education of children and adults through MSSRF’s Village Knowledge Centers/Village Resource Centers (VKCs/VRCs) and helps drive literacy programs that are critical to people’s ability to climb out of poverty. Support has been provided to schools in Pune in India and Manila in the Philippines. Donated computers have enabled schools to offer highly effective computerized learning programs. We have also supported the creation of software for use in English classes in government schools in Maharashtra with the Bombay Community Public Trust. By supporting Mobile Crèches, we provided education to children of migrant construction workers in New Delhi. We also support boys and girls clubs run by Ashta no Kai in the villages of Pune to educate youth about life skills, health, and gender-related issues like early marriage and dowry.