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

John and Laura are raising funds for Asha Trust!

John and Laura are cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats and raising funds for Asha Trust! All funds raised will go towards the funding of our holiday club – 2 weeks of inclusive activities that promote team work, creativity and unity. You can sponsor them here: Sponsor John and Laura

Asha Trust Newsletter – August 2019

Despite a delayed start to the term due to the tragic events in April, the 2nd term of 2019 has been productive with time for reflection but also with a renewed vision for Asha to remain an inclusive and supportive environment open to all in the community. Find out what we have been up to recently here: Newsletter – August...

Open Garden and Plant Sale

Sat 25 & Sun 26 May11am-4pm42, Latimer Road, E7 0LQ Janet Daniels is opening her beautiful garden to raise funds for Asha Trust. Plants for sale at affordable prices. “A magical space, filled with flowers, exotic plants, a fish pond and a shed filled with vintage garden tools” Entry by donationHome made cakes for saleAll proceeds to Asha Trust