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Help 12 Children Beat Tuberculosis (TB) & Return to School



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Our goal
Raise money to help children beat tuberculosis (TB) and return to school in India.
The Challenge

Due to the stigma attached to tuberculosis (TB), many children are forced to drop out of school.

Every day, 30,000 individuals are infected with TB and more than 40,000 lose their lives to it. Due to lack of accessible care and stigma attached to TB, many infected individuals are rejected by their communities. Because of the stigma, patients may not readily go out of their way to seek medication at treatment centers. Even after initial treatment, patient adherence is very low - meaning it is hard for them to continuously take their medication as needed.

The stigma attached to tuberculosis affects thousands of children in India. Every year, more than 300,000 children drop out of school due to TB. Their families have to pay for TB treatment, and when they are finally cured, reentering society becomes a challenge, especially from all the days of school missed during treatment. At the same time, going back to school becomes difficult after all the money spent and the stigma attached to TB may deter local schools from accepting the child back.

Our Solution

Provide TB Cured Children with a Bright Future Through Education

When children contract this disease, they are forced to drop out of school to avoid spreading it to peers and teachers. Even after treatment, it is difficult for them to reenter society and continue their education. Operation ASHA strives to go beyond providing TB treatment for these children by supporting them in their journey after they are free of this disease. We value education, and after all these children have suffered, we want to provide some relief by helping them go back to school.

Your Impact

With only $25 you can help us send a TB cured child to school

Every donation collected will be geared towards providing education for children who are free from TB in India. All donations help us be one step closer to a child's life beyond TB. Every time we reach $25 in donations, one child will be able to return to school. Our goal is to support at least 12 children who have fought TB and won!

$300 Minimum Funding Goal
  • 50%-Send 6 children to school

  • 50%-Send 6 children to school

$200 Campaign Booster Funding

This displays the maximum incremental additional funding the campaign could receive (Maximum Funding Amount (MFA) less Minimum Funding Goal)). For example, if the MFA is $100,000 and the MFG $10,000, it would show the difference of $90,000 here.

  • 50%-Send 4 children to school

  • 50%-Send 4 children to school

See how far we've come

Our milestones
  • Laura

  • Jenn

  • Sarah

  • Kathy

  • Rose Marie

  • Renqin

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