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.

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5 children and young people with disabilities start school this week!

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Circle Time at the Afterschool Club

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Purchase our Sri Lankan recipe book and help support Asha Trust’s work in Sri Lanka!

Our first recipe book in 2015 flew off the shelves, we continue to receive requests. This year’s edition has 40 new 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