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Friends of Asha Australia

Friends of Asha Australia Board

Australian Friends of Asha was launched by the Governor of Victoria, The Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC, Patron of the organisation, in November 2012 at Government House, Melbourne. The organisation is chaired by Asha supporter and Chairman of Bendigo Bank, Mr Robert Johanson and aims to provide support to Asha and promulgate its work throughout Australia.

News and Events

March 2016: Former Australian Cricketer Damien Fleming visits Asha – Former Australian Cricketer, Damien Fleming visited Asha on March 29, 2016. Damien has been in India for the past few days for the ICC T20 World Cup. Read more…

February 2016: Macquarie Global Services donates medical equipment – Macquarie Global Services have kindly donated towards two of the most pressing needs of our healthcare programme – a Fully Automated Biochemistry Analyser and a Colour Doppler machine. Read more…

February 2016: Team from Trinity College, University of Melbourne visit Asha – It was wonderful to have a team of nine undergraduate and post graduate students from Trinity College, University of Melbourne for the first time at Asha. Read more…

January 2016: Macquarie Group Foundation hosts Dr Kiran – Dr Kiran met with Shemara Wikramanayake, Chair, Macquarie Group Foundation, and Sandeep Dhawan, Division Director, Head of Global Finance Services – India at their Delhi offices on January 18, 2016 Read more…

November 2015: Australian World Orchestra strikes the right chord with Asha children – Members of the Australian World Orchestra, who are currently touring India holding concerts across the country, visited Asha on Saturday, October 31. Read more…

October 2015: Australian delegates visit Asha – We were happy to have a team from Australia visit us. Dr Kiran welcomed Penny Fowler, Chairman of The Herald and Weekly Times, Ross Fitzgerald, Director of Visy Industries, Lisa Sampson also from Visy Industries, and Greg Sheridan, Australian foreign affairs journalist with his wife, Jessie. Read more…

For the latest news from Australia and more details about the ways in which you can support Asha, please visit www.australianfriendsofashaslums.org.au.

Contact Details

Richard LederMr Richard Leder, Secretary and Coordinator, Australian Friends of Asha for slums

Australia India Institute, The University of Melbourne, 4th Floor, Arts West Building, Parkville  VIC  3010, Australia

Email: richard.leder@corrs.com.au

Charity Registration Number ACN 161 085 650