Category Archive for "impact"

August activities at the centre in Athidiya

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Volunteer intern opportunities in Sri Lanka

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Update on peer support in Athidiya

Our peer support groups started this week in Athidiya with much more success than any had envisaged. Dorian and Lorna, the two trainers, currently working with Samutthana, a mental health charity in Sri Lanka have shown great commitment to establishing this project and sharing their knowledge. The women’s group met on Friday evening over a cup of tea and two…

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Peer support groups in Athidiya

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Asha Trust Newsletter April 2015

Asha Trust Newsletter April 2015

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Supporting better mental health in Athidiya

In the last few months we have made more progress on supporting better mental health in the area. As many supporters will know, Sister Concepta has been supporting people with counselling in the area for a long time but the huge need in the area and the fact that she has other responsibilities such as teaching has meant that there…

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The buzz at the centre on a Saturday morning

Nothing beats the buzz at the centre on a Saturday morning with those with disabilities attending for support as well as the afterschool club meeting for the ‘life education’ class. I was reminded of this when showing a visitor around last Saturday when he said ‘How amazing that so many in the community access the centre!’. Asha really is succeeding…

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Thank you!

So our lovely group of volunteers have left after a busy 2 weeks. They were all such an enthusiastic bunch of people who worked hard to achieve everything they set out to do on arrival. They may have been here for just a short time but their impact will last much longer. The computer classes for adults that they ran…

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Trevor’s blog

Simran has expressed how we all feel about the work of the Asha Trust at the Centre and what we can achieve in a few days. However  it was with great satisfaction that we were able complete several small projects on the last morning before ‘The Show’. Alison and Chris were gardening in their very fine hats, Simran, Scarlet and…

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Simran’s reflections

During the past two weeks we have been teaching kids english at the Asha centre, working with the teachers during the after school activities. Yesterday it was our last day at the centre and I can’t help feeling like I have more to offer and more to give to children that need the help, it puts everyting into perspective when…

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