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Irish Ambassador Visits Asha

Irish Ambassador Visits Asha

2nd May 2013 | The Irish Ambassador HE Mr. Feilim McLaughlin accompanied by Ms Katie Morrisroe from the High Commissioner visited Asha’s community centre in Jeewan Nagar slum colony. He was welcomed with great joy and enthusiasm by Dr. Kiran Martin, Asha’s founder and director; college going students from Jeewan Nagar and members of the Asha Team.

Rekha, college student from Jeewan Nagar slum colony explains how she has been able to attend university and now dreams of being a lecturer Rekha, college student from Jeewan Nagar slum colony explains how she has been able to attend university and now dreams of being a lecturer

HE Mclaughlin listened with great interest as members of Asha’s women’s group in the slum colony shared their experiences of being associated with Asha. He particularly enjoyed meeting with students from the slums who have overcome the obstacles of poverty to achieve higher education. He congratulated them on their achievement and reiterated the importance of education by sharing experiences from his own life.

Ambassador Mclaughlin also had a lively interaction with members of Asha’s children’s group in the slumAmbassador Mclaughlin also had a lively interaction with members of Asha’s children’s group in the slum

He also visited some of the students in their homes to see challenges they face each day. Asha is delighted to have been able to welcome the Hon’ble Ambassador and looks forward to working with him and the Irish High Commission for many years to come.

Ambassador Mclaughlin and Ms. Morrisroe with Asha college student Sunil, at his home in Jeevan Nagar slum colonyAmbassador Mclaughlin and Ms. Morrisroe with Asha college student Sunil, at his home in Jeevan Nagar slum colony

Please click here to watch HE Mr. Feilim McLaughlin speaking about the work of Asha.

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