Category Archive for "impact"

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…

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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…

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The Asha Centre has closed again and our food parcel distribution continues…

Unfortunately since our last update, the situation has worsened in Sri Lanka.  We opened for two days after the April holidays and then had to close due to increased transmission rates of COVID-19 and revised government regulations. The situation is getting more difficult in Sri Lanka as the days go by.  COVID cases continue to rise at a rate much…

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Newsletter – April 2021

We’ve had a positive first term of 2021 and look forward to reopening for the second term where we will be able to open our After School Club to all age groups for the first time since September 2020.  We’ve planned a timetable to allow for social distancing and ensure that every child gets access to education and other activities….

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Our food parcel distribution is continuing in 2021

You can find out more about the Asha Centre, the community we serve and the importance of food parcel distribution at the current time here: Asha Foundation 2020

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Happy Christmas from us all at Asha Trust!

Thanks for all your support this year – let’s hope for better times ahead in 2021. Catch up on our recent news in our Christmas Newletter: Asha Trust Christmas Newsletter 2020

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November update

Our popular After School Club remains closed at present due to COVID-19 and government regulations in place to keep us all safe. We are continuing with our distribution of food parcels as well as weekly study packs for children and young people who would usually be attending our classes. This week we launched an exciting new initiative! We have started…

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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!

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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…

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We couldn’t do this without your support

We have now completed 8 food drops and each time we go we are reminded of the vital importance of this support at this time We estimate that we will need to provide support for at least another month despite the fact that there has been a slight relaxation of curfew restrictions this week. Parents remain out of work and…

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