Post-Doc, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida
Hi, this is Deepak Chhangani. I work as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at McKnight Brain Institute in the University of Florida. I have earned PhD degree from Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. Born and brought up in a heritage city of Rajasthan, namely Jaisalmer, also popular as Golden City. The rich culture of typical Indian populations of the deserts, still realizes historical aspects in its fully colored decorum. Being lived in such place, I understand, isolation from the modern society had succeeded to preserve the traditions yet retained several such areas away from basic education even. I have been prompted through my experiences to be capable of helping those under privileged people of India in getting exposure to education so that they can grow. I have come to know about Asha 4 years back when one of the pioneers of the Asha chapter at UF met with me in Jodhpur. I found Asha as an excellent way to help such children who are away from basic education in India. It’s more than a grateful feeling that I am now at the University of Florida and have become a part of the Team ASHA. I wish to raise funds for a better India, educated India!
I had followed a routine running schedule being in IIT Jodhpur. I usually run 3 miles regularly. I had also completed two mini marathons (~12K) and twice 15K GRR in 2017 and 2018. It would be third time when I will run the next Gate River Run on March 7, 2020. I don’t think, there could barely be any better way to help people while keeping you healthy.
Asha for Education
Asha for Education (AfE) is a secular, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to bringing about socio-economic change in India by focusing on basic education for ALL. The organization has supported more than 850 such projects across the country and disbursed more than USD 25 Million in the last 20 years. To learn more about AfE, please visit: http://www.ashanet.org