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

September update

Our After School Club is now open 5 days a week! We are planning on providing a further food pack to families in the community on the 10th of September. The majority of families are still managing on much-reduced incomes and continue to struggle. To find out more, see our latest update: September Update Thanks as always for your support!

Newsletter – July 2020

On the 6th July, the Asha Centre opened its doors again after nearly 4 months of closure.  It was a pleasure for all the team to see children and young people returning after such a long time. We held a week of classes for some grades and provided tailored home study packs to the others.   Unfortunately, a week later we...

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.