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

Update on food parcel distribution

Our food parcel distribution remains essential to the families we support. Have a look at our recent short film where some parents share why this support is so vital. Watch our short film Make a donation

Newsletter – August 2021

Activities at the Asha Centre remain disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to work flexibly and creatively to support the community of Badowita whilst ensuring everyone stays safe. Although vaccine roll-out has increased in recent weeks, the situation remains serious in Sri Lanka with the spread of the Delta variant. Hospitals, both private and public, are full to capacity...

BREAKING NEWS!

Sri Lanka has been under lockdown since 21st May due to a rise in positive COVID cases.  Travel is severely restricted and families in Badowita are facing even more problems with sourcing food because of a lack of funds and supply issues.  We have managed to get travel passes for food distribution this Thursday to 98 families who access the...