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

Newsletter May 2018

Our newsletter is available here: Newsletter May 2018 Thank you all for your support so far in 2018!

Asha Foundation is recruiting!

Asha Foundation is currently recruiting for  a Partnerships and Funding Officer.  This is a new role which will support Asha’s long-term sustainability in Sri Lanka and an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to work in a results-orientated community based organisation.     The full job description is here: Partnership and Funding Coordinator To apply, please send your CV and a...

Asha Trust Curry Night – Saturday 28th April at 7:30pm

An event not to be missed! Come and join us on Saturday 28th April 2018 for some yummy Sri Lankan food cooked by Radhika and Gary with recipes from the Asha Trust Recipe Book. You can book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/asha-curry-night-tickets-445…