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.
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News for Friends of Asha, July 2018
We are delighted to introduce the 79th issue of our newsletter HOPE. Your support means a lot to us and it gives us immense joy to bring to you the latest developments from the Asha slum communities.
In this issue, you will read about the Mahinder’s transformational journey from Asha’s slum to his Graduation Ceremony. Also, you will be proud to know about the achievements of Asha’s 2018 High School Batch. The dedication and perseverance of Nikki, from Asha’s Mayapuri slum, her achievements are worth a read. You will also read about the experiences of our wonderful volunteers and other events that have kept us busy.
News for Friends of Asha, April 2018
As we bring to you the Anniversary special, Newsletter edition 78, we feel grateful for these 30 blissful years. With your unconditional support, we have been able to transform lives of more than 700000 in over 91 slums. Our aim is to reach out to every slum in Delhi in the coming years. This newsletter issue is a series of the events that took place to celebrate our 30 years. We were honoured to have HRH, Prince Edward visit Asha’s Jeevan Nagar slum community to witness the transformational work of Asha.
This issue has some amazing stories of courage, resilience, determination, and hope that was shared by our community members throughout these events. You will read a heart-warming tribute to our Founder and Director, Dr. Kiran Martin by Asha student Zubair.
We are thankful to all our supporters and volunteers who travelled from across the world to be a part of this celebration. We hope you enjoy reading this edition as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.
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News for Friends of Asha, January 2018
We are delighted to bring to you our Newsletter issue 77. Your continuous support and enthusiasm are what motivate us to work better and transform the lives of more people in the slum communities. In this issue, you would read about Sanjana from Jeewan Nagar slum community whose strength, perseverance and determination have not just uplifted her but she has inspired many women as the president of Asha’s Women Association.
You will also read about the gut-wrenching ordeal of Sahil from Chanderpuri who found a new lease of hope with Asha. Apart from this, you will read how some wonderful teams made a real impact in our communities this fall.
What’s more interesting about this issue is the messages received from all four Friends of Asha to commemorate Asha’s 30th anniversary.
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News for Friends of Asha, October 2017
It gives us great joy to keep you updated with the stories of change from our slum communities. In this 76th edition of our Newsletter, you will read about a young boy Jatin, who found a new life through Asha’s Healthcare Programme after having struggled for years with Tuberculosis.
Sumitra’s heart-wrenching story from Mayapuri slum community and her journey of finding happiness through her friends in Asha’s Mayapuri resource centre will inspire you.
You will also read about the experiences of our wonderful volunteers and other events that have kept us busy
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News for Friends of Asha, July 2017
We are delighted to introduce the 75th issue of our newsletter. Your support means a lot to us and it gives us immense joy to bring to you the latest developments from the Asha slum communities.
In this issue, you will be proud to hear about the achievements of Asha’s 2017 High School Batch. You will read about the inspirational journey of Hariom, a cobblers son who aced the High school exam with a whopping 90.75% and his future dream.
Also, read about Gomti’s life-changing experience after coming to Asha and Chandan’s exciting Uk trip along with Dr Kiran Martin.
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News for Friends of Asha, April 2017
We are happy to present to you the latest issue of our newsletter, where you can read about all the recent developments in our Asha slum communities.
In this issue, you will be delighted to read about our student Sumit’s transforming journey in Asha. You will also come across the launch of ‘Flying Start’, an initiative to increase mentorship and internship opportunities for our university students.
Read also about the achievement of our student Santosh and see how changemaker Farzana champions women’s rights, despite her own challenges.
Lastly, see how we celebrated the Women’s Day in our slum community with New Zealand High Commissioner- designate HE Joanna Kempkers.
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
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.
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.
News for Friends of Asha, October 2015
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.
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.
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.
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