Friends of Asha Ireland

Friends of Asha Ireland

Friends of Asha Ireland was set up to raise awareness and funds for Asha in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It can collect gift aid on donations from UK taxpayers, and supports groups of volunteers interested in spending time working with Asha.

To know more about the latest activities of Friends of Asha Ireland, check out their Facebook Page

Partnering with Asha: a guide for schools

A number of schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland have partnered with Asha. Students learn about conditions in the slums of Delhi, raise funds for Asha’s work and come to volunteer in India. Building on their experience, Friends of Asha Ireland has created a guide for schools.

Partnering with asha

Resource material to help your school partner with us

Section 1: Information

Information evening

 Section 2: Application Process

Application form

Congratulations letter

Information evening

Interview letter

Interview questions

‘No’ Interview Letter

‘Yes’ Interview Letter

 Section 3: Travel

        Travel arrangements

 Section 4: Fundraising

        Fundraising presentation

Section 5: Preparation

About poverty

About Asha Society in Delhi

Activities for Asha children (craft)

Activities for Asha children (food)

Activities for Asha children (hobbies and countries)

Activities for Asha children (holiday and leisure)

Schedule layout

 Section 6: Prep Trip Information

Applying for Indian visa – British passport holders

Applying for Indian visa – Irish passport holders

Delhi trip information


Gear to bring…

Health and safety

India contact card

Parental consent form

Parents’ information evening

Practical information and how to keep safe

Risk assessment

Team letter

 Section 7: Delhi Directory

Expenditure during the trip

Delhi trip information

Practical information

Find out more about partnering with Asha by reading testimonials from teachers at our partner schools. 

News and Events 

November 2016: Team Rainey Endowed brings joy to Asha – It was a week of pure joy and fun for Asha’s Kusumpur Pahari centre when a team from Rainey Endowed School, Northern Ireland volunteered. Read more…

November 2016: Wallace High School volunteers at Asha – It was a matter of great joy for us to have had a team of fifteen members from Wallace High School, Northern Ireland volunteering with us at Asha’s Mayapuri centre for over a week, starting from 27th October. Read more… 

November 2016: Team from Methodist College volunteers at Asha – It is surely delightful to have volunteers who work round the clock for the betterment of the Asha slum communities. Recently we had a team of 16 people from Methodist College Belfast who volunteered with us at Kalkaji slum colony, for about a week starting from 24th October. Read more…

November 2016: Irish Ambassador hosts Asha and volunteer teams – It was an absolute delight to meet the Hon. Irish Ambassador, His Excellency Brian McElduff. Dr. Kiran, volunteer teams from Northern Ireland as well as Asha students were invited for a dinner at the Hon. Ambassador’s residence on November 03, 2016. Read more…

June 2016: Dr Kiran’s meeting with Ambassador of Ireland HE Brian McElduff – Dr Kiran met with Ambassador of Ireland HE Brian McElduff on 10th June and expressed her sincere gratitude. Read more…

February 2016: McClay Foundation visits Asha – Dr Kiran and the Asha team welcomed Colin Hayburn and Stephen Campbell from Mc Clay Foundation, Northern Ireland at Asha on February 24, 2016. The Foundation has been supporting Asha programmes for the past many years now. Read more… 

February 2016: Asha welcomes volunteer teams from Northern Ireland – It is always wonderful to have volunteers who work tirelessly for the betterment of Asha communities. During February 2016, two teams from Northern Ireland volunteered at Asha, bringing remarkable changes in the lives of the slum dwellers. Read more…

December 2015: Dr Kiran’s trip to Ireland – With much happiness we would like to let you know that Dr Kiran had a wonderful trip to Northern Ireland, recently. It was indeed a very fruitful visit, where she met some very inspiring individuals including many old and new Asha supporters. Read more…

November 2015: Royal School Armagh volunteers at Asha – It was great to have a team from Royal School Armagh with us. This was their first visit to Asha, and the students came up with some wonderful activities to engage with our children from Trilokpuri slum colony. Read more…

November 2015: Ballymena Academy volunteers with Asha for the fifth year – We are very grateful at Asha, for the incredible contributions Ballymena Academy, Northern Ireland has dedicated toward Tigri slum colony. This was the fifth team from Ballymena Academy to volunteer with Asha. Read more…

Kalkaji slum colony welcomes Methodist College: It was two weeks of fun and frolic for the children of Kalkaji slum colony when a team from Methodist College, Belfast worked there in February this year. Read more…

Irish Minister Damien English visits Asha: On 15th November 2014, the Irish Minister for Skills, Innovation and Research, Damien English TD, visited Asha’s Dr Ambedkar slum colony in RK Puram. Read more…

Irish Ambassador Hosts Dinner Reception for Asha Volunteers: On 29th October 2014, the Irish Ambassador HE Feilim McLaughlin hosted a dinner reception for the volunteer teams from Wallace High School from Lisburn and Rainey Endowed School from Magherafelt. Read more…

Contact Details

Daphne WrightMrs Daphne Wright, Friends of Asha (Ireland)

3 Altona Manor, Holywood, Co Down

N Ireland BT18 9BX, UK


Charity Registration No. XR 37459