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

Looking for a unique Christmas Gift?

Why not purchase the Asha Trust recipe book? The book contains 40 recipes, provided or inspired by local people and staff at the Asha Centre. At just £12.99 (plus £1.99 postage) it will make a prefect present for all curry lovers. To order your copy, please email info@ashatrust.co.uk

Holiday Club – August 2019

The children and young people who attend the Afterschool Club had a great time at our Holiday Club which ran for 2 weeks during the August holidays. The Holiday Club has become and integral and much-loved activity at the Asha Centre. Children and young people in the area are often isolated and bored during holiday time; family finances means that...

Thank you Laura and John!

Laura and John completed their amazing bike ride from Land’s End to John o’Groats at the beginning of September and raised over £3,000 including Gift Aid! The funds raised will be used for services that the Asha Centre provide to children and young people in Badowita, in particular the ever-popular August Holiday Club. Thank you John and Laura for your...