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Vamsadhara poll results

Asha-SF Projects <> Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Dear all,
Recently, we had a chapter poll to vote on a new project proposal, Vamsadhara. Vamsadhara's mission is to support the welfare of children in rural Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh, India by focusing on education, health and social justice. Vamsadhara made a proposal to Asha SF for  annual funding of Rs 8,64,800 (approx $15,580).
The results of the poll are as follows:
Yes - 1
No - 3
Due to majority vote, Asha SF will not be funding Vamsadhara.
The majority opinion was that Vamsadhara is a high-quality project creating tremendous impact in the community it serves. However, given that the co-founder is deeply connected and actively attached to Asha SF's day-to-day operations, it is more advisable for Vamsashara to approach other Asha chapters and/or other funding organizations. This may allow for a more objective and unbiased evaluation of the proposal, and also for Asha SF to manage any potential conflict of interest situation and external concerns.
We congratulate and thank Vamsadhara for embarking on its commendable initiative to serve underprivileged children in Andhra Pradesh, and wish them all the best in their fundraising efforts.
Namita Gujral

Projects Coordinator
Asha-San Francisco