Asha Centre at Peeragarhi Inaugurated
Asha students from Peeragarhi and other members of the community joined our Founder and Director Dr Kiran for cutting the ceremonial ribbon as Asha inaugurated its new community based centre at Peeragarhi slum colony on August 4, 2015.
For the past many years, Asha was able to run only healthcare and higher education programmes in Peeragarhi through our Mobile Clinics. This centre would now allow us to offer a broader range of services including community empowerment, financial inclusion, and computer and English literacy.
Asha students from the area took the opportunity to discuss their challenges and achievements with Dr Kiran. Giving an overview of the work that is going on at the slum, the students and women also shared their future plans for the welfare of the community.
“It was a great learning experience for me to witness the Asha team work for our admissions at the University. With their support, I am preparing a strategy to increase the University admissions next year by at least 40 students from our community,” shared Sandeep, our high school topper for this year.
Dr Kiran appreciated the Students’ efforts to work for the welfare of the community and discussed with them the activities they can do at the centre and ways in which they should take care of it. “You all should plan exchange visits and meet your counterparts from other slums. This would help you get more ideas of the relevant practices that can be adopted by you as well,” shared Dr Kiran.
We would like to extend a big Asha Thank You to Holywood Parish Church and other Friends of Asha in the United Kingdom, for working so incredibly hard and supporting the project throughout!