Education

Support for children in school

For poor families there are many barriers in getting their children to school and supporting them to attend and learn. Asha Trust offers help in numerous small and extremely effective ways.

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Breakfast
Shoes
Booster classes
Disabled children
Breakfast

Teachers told us that children were fainting in class from not having eaten at home. Asha is able to fund a breakfast club, and they don’t faint any more.

Shoes

It is stigmatising to send your child to school without shoes and families often prefer to keep children at home. Asha’ provides a shoe fund to make sure that no child misses learning for lack of a pair of shoes.

Booster classes

In Sri Lanka the school curriculum cannot be covered in detail during the school day, so many children and young people attend extra classes.  However if you‘re from a poor family you just can’t afford these. Asha supports over 85 children each day with booster classes.  As a result of this many have been the first in their family ever to pass exams.

Disabled children

Families with disabled children get very little support.  Many children with disabilities are unable to go to school, as there is no transport or classroom support provided.  Asha provides activities, led by specialist staff, in the heart of the community.

Recent news

Not Open Garden 2020

Janet’s Open Garden event is cancelled this year due to COVID-19 but you can still support and maintain social distancing.  Plants will be available for sale from her front garden and you can post your donation through the letter box!  All donations go towards supporting community projects at the Asha Centre in Sri Lanka. 

We couldn’t do this without your support

We have now completed 8 food drops and each time we go we are reminded of the vital importance of this support at this time We estimate that we will need to provide support for at least another month despite the fact that there has been a slight relaxation of curfew restrictions this week. Parents remain out of work and...

Update on the provision of essential supplies to those who access the Asha Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic

A total of 5 food drops have now been made to those who access the Asha Centre as we were able to make 2 food drops last weekend.  Over 70 families were provided with essentials each time.The community continues to struggle at this difficult time with most not having been able to work for over a month.  Government support has been...