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McClay Foundation visits Asha

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.

Dr Kiran with Colin Hayburn and Stephen Campbell

Dr Kiran with Colin Hayburn and Stephen Campbell

Dr Kiran gave them an overview of the recent developments that have taken place at the Asha Polyclinic and Diagnostic centre, and introduced Colin and Stephen to the Polyclinic team.

Colin and Stephen interacting with the Asha Polyclinic team.

Colin and Stephen interacting with the Asha Polyclinic team.

Following the interaction, Stephen and Colin visited Kanak Durga slum colony where they met with the community women and children beneficiaries. The women shared about their journey at Asha and how being a part of the Women’s Association has filled them with confidence and dedication to work towards community welfare. The Children’s Association members also discussed the activities they do at the Asha centre. Later, Stephen and Colin also went around the slum community to witness the life in a slum first hand.

A Children's Association member sharing her learnings at Asha

A Children’s Association member sharing her learnings at Asha

During the slum visit, Dr Kiran explaining about the 'child health cards' maintained by the Asha team.

During the slum visit, Dr Kiran explaining about the ‘child health cards’ maintained by the Asha team.

The visit was then extended to the new Seelampur slum area. It was overwhelming for the guests to observe the great level of contrast among the two communities – from a developed slum where Asha has been working for over two decades to an area where the intervention has just begun. While addressing the community, Colin Hayburn shared, “You will be successful only if you continue to support each other. It has been inspirational listening to you. It takes courage to be different.”

Asha team member, Subodh giving an overview about the new Seelampur slum area.

Asha team member, Subodh giving an overview about the new Seelampur slum area.

The visitors getting to know about the lives of slum dwellers, during a house visit at Seelampur.

The visitors getting to know about the lives of slum dwellers, during a house visit at Seelampur.

 

The Asha team showcasing the record keeping system at our slum based centres.

The Asha team showcasing the record keeping system at our slum based centres.

College students sharing their experiences

College students sharing their experiences

Thank you, Stephen and Colin for visiting us at Asha. We hope to continue this relationship always!

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