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.

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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Update on food parcel distribution

Our food parcel distribution remains essential to the families we support. Have a look at our recent short film where some parents share why this support is so vital. Watch our short film Make a donation

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...

Janet’s Open Garden – 29th and 30th May

42 Latimer Road, E7 0LQ 29th & 30th MayOpen 11am- 4pm Covid restrictions permitting Janet will be opening her beautiful garden to raise funds for Asha Trust.   Come and immerse yourself in the splendour of this urban garden. Plants for sale at affordable prices, entry by donation.

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...