What we’re about

Asha Trust works in communities on the outskirts of Colombo in Sri Lanka. Housing and other facilities are poor in this area and finding work is a daily struggle. Many people earn less than $1 a day. These communities face multiple challenges and our community workers support them to develop solutions, restoring hope and building ladders out of poverty. Visit Projects to see details of the work we do and the difference our funding has made..

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NEWS FROM SRI LANKA

Find out about recent developments on the projects that Asha supports.

GET INVOLVED!

Everything Asha does is funded through donations. And thanks to the amazing energy and creativity of our supporters, Forest Gate in East London is always buzzing with fundraising activities, from fun runs and dance classes to poetry evenings. We always welcome new ideas and of course any donations you are able to make.

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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Update on the provision of essential supplies to those who access the Asha Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic

A total of 5 food drops have now been made to those who access the Asha Centre as we were able to make 2 food drops last weekend.  Over 70 families were provided with essentials each time.The community continues to struggle at this difficult time with most not having been able to work for over a month.  Government support has been...
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Update from the Asha Centre

The Asha Centre has closed due to the need to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 and the current island-wide curfew. We have, however, been able to provide essential food supplies to the area and will continue to support the community of Badowita wherever possible. You can read more about it here: Update April 2020
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Asha Trust Newsletter – December 2019

Our newsletter is available for download here: Newsletter
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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...
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Brighten up your day during these gloomy times and join our online quiz!

Date: Saturday 16th January 2021Time: 7:15pm Find out more or register  You can register as a team of 6 or join as an individual= Entry by donation For more information contact us

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

Be someone’s reason to smile!

This Christmas, you can make a difference to children like Dilshani and their families.Just £6/Rs 1,500 provides an essential food parcel for a family who have been severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more With the situation in Sri Lanka continuing to be unstable due to the ‘second wave’ of COVID-19, many in the community continue to be...

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...

Not Open Garden 2020

Janet’s Open Garden event is cancelled this year due to COVID-19 but you can still support and maintain social distancing.  Plants will be available for sale from her front garden and you can post your donation through the letter box!  All donations go towards supporting community projects at the Asha Centre in Sri Lanka. 

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...