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Our monthly newsletters give you a snapshot of the latest news from slums, activities of Friends of Asha overseas, success stories from Asha programmes, recent visitors and other interesting information.

Write to us at info@asha-india.org to sign-up for your copy by post or email.


News for Friends of Asha, January 2017

Our quarterly Newsletter is now revamped, with great help from one of our volunteers from the UK, Joe Duhig.

In this issue, you will read about young Ajit who is suffering from a tumour on his temporal bone. Also, Community Health Volunteer, Beena from Kalkaji shares her overwhelming journey with Asha.

You will also come across how Asha graduate Shiv embarked on a trip of a lifetime in UK with Associate Director, Freddy Martin and spoke about his transforming journey.

Lastly, this issue highlights the meeting with British Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Theresa May.

January 2017 Issue

News for Friends of Asha, October 2016

In this issue, you will read about Asha’s Financial Inclusion Programme, and how it has been improving the financial status of slum residents of Delhi. One such example is of Poonam from Anna Nagar community, who was able to start-up her own business with the help of a loan.
You will also read about Dr Kiran’s trip to Australia in May this year where for the first time ever, an Asha graduate was selected to accompany her.
The issue also highlights about Asha’s Internship Programme 2016, and the completion of its five years terms. This year, around 50 Asha students interned with the Corporates, Embassies and High Commissions.
October 2016 Issue

News for Friends of Asha, July 2016

In this issue, you will come across how Asha Education Programme is benefitting the lives of over 1400 students who are presently pursuing graduation at Delhi University and will read about a young Asha student Nihal’s inspiring journey.

You will also read about the inauguration of Book Clubs at Asha slum communities on the occasion of ‘World Book Day’. The books were generously donated as a part of our donation drive ‘Your Books, Our Hope’ by our supporters from India and worldwide.

This issue also highlights the Financial Inclusion Programme, and how it has improved the lives of slum dwellers across Delhi. One such inspiring tale is of Shyama from Kanak Durga slum community, who was able to upgrade her business with the help of a loan.

July 2016 Issue

News for Friends of Asha, April 2016

In this issue…

You will read how Asha Healthcare Programme and its interventions are fighting infertility, that is considered to be a huge social taboo in our society.

This issue also highlights the inspiring efforts of our Women’s Association at Savda slum colony, who lobbied for potable drinking water outlets, and were able to get over 35 such outlets installed.

You will also come across the visit of the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, Canada, and some of the most wonderful teams who volunteered with us.

April 2016 Issue


News for Friends of Asha, January 2016

As one of Asha’s slum community – Savda Ghevra – completes its 10 years of existence in 2016, this issue brings to you the story of developments that have taken place over the years. For slum dwellers who were devastated during the demolition of their homes in Thokar No. 8 in 2006, moving to a new place and having to build everything from scratch, these 10 years have been very overwhelming.

You will also come across some inspiring efforts of our children from slum colonies, who are creating awareness about issues like intolerance and prevention from dengue, and so on.

January 2016 Issue


News for Friends of Asha, October 2015

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In this issue…

The work of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs), a significant part of our Healthcare programme, is highlighted. Usha Devi, a CHV from Trilokpuri slum colony shares her journey with Asha.

On page 3, you will read about the remarkable students of our Higher Education Programme, who have achieved new heights.

Page 5 talks about the various developments taking place across slum communities, and its impact.

October 2015 Issue


News for Friends of Asha, July 2015

In this issue…

You will read about our remarkable high school leavers, who have surpassed our expectations with outstanding results.

On page 2, Dr Kiran talks about ‘Heroism’, highlighting the significant efforts of Asha Student Ambassadors.

Page 3 showcases Dr Kiran’s recent trip to Australia that turned out to be a huge success, wherein she met with eminent leaders and shared Asha’s Innovative Model of Urban Development.

On Page 5 you will come across stories from slum communities that showcase the impact of Asha’s Empowerment and Financial Inclusion programmes.

July 2015 Issue


News for Friends of Asha, April 2015

In this Issue…

You will read about Asha’s university students from Peeragarhi slum colony talk about their challenges and journey so far.

On Page 3, you will read about the inspiring stories of the wonderful efforts of Asha’s change makers – the Women’s Association of Kusumpur Pahari and the Community Health Volunteer from Dr Ambedkar Basti.

On Page 4, visitors and volunteers at Asha share their impressions about the work done at the slum communities.

April 2015 Issue


News for Friends of Asha, January 2015

In this Issue…

You will read about Asha Programmes gaining recognition worldwide with Ministers and Diplomats from around the globe visiting Asha project areas.

On Page 2, you will read about an exciting T-20 cricket match hosted by Australian High Commission for Asha’s university students.

On Page 4, read an update on the work of volunteers and teams with Asha communities during the months of October and September.

January 2015 Issue

News for Friends of Asha, October 2014

In this Issue…

You will read the stories of our students who have managed to secure well paying jobs in reputed organizations through sheer hard work and undaunted determination.

On Page 2, you will read about Shalu, one of the pantry staff working at the Asha headquarters and how she demonstrated Asha values through her life and became a role model for the wider Asha family all across the globe.

On Page 3, you will read about a dinner reception hosted by the Deputy High Commissioner of Singapore Mr Jonathan Tow for students from Asha slum colonies at the Singapore High Commission.

October 2014 Issue

News for Friends of Asha, July 2014

In this Issue…

You will read about the outstanding results of high school students from Asha slums across Delhi in our cover story. More than 250 students have secured a first division despite the seemingly insurmountable odds they face each day .

On Page 2, you will read about the first meeting of Friends of Asha (Delhi) and Associate Director Freddy Martin’s trip to the UK.

On Page 3, find out more about the life of our high school topper, Shubham, and how he succeeded to score 94% in the final year high school exams.

July 2014 Issue

News for Friends of Asha, April 2014

This December, Asha launched an exciting new initiative – the Asha Student Ambassador Programme. In our cover story, you will read about young Asha graduates who are representative of change in their community. They lead by example to inspire others and spread awareness about higher education in slums.

On Page 2, Louanne Hempton, Coordinator, Asha (USA) shares how Asha has touched her life.

On Page 5, you will read how Asha is instilling universal values amongst women and children from the slums.

April 2014 Issue

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January 2014

October, 2013

July 2013

April 2013

January 2013

October 2012

July 2012

April 2012

January 2012

October 2011

July 2011

April 2011

January 2011