Student Ambassadors from Asha slum colonies were invited by Dr Kiran at her residence on May 3, 2015 to discuss the plan of action for the forthcoming university admissions. Along with the Ambassadors, Dr Kiran had also invited some of the students from Asha’s first batch of university students for the meeting. These students have successfully broken the generational cycle of poverty and are currently employed at some of the most elite workplaces in Delhi.
The students heard updates about Dr Kiran’s recent Australia trip that focused on the success of the Asha model. Thus inspired, they were full of ideas for taking the Asha Higher Education Programme further and helping their younger peers in every possible way.
Dr Kiran motivated the Ambassadors to visit the potential university students at their homes and counsel their parents about the importance of higher education. She also asked the Ambassadors to invite the parents to colleges to provide them with a glimpse of college life and evaluate its benefits for their children.
She also encouraged the employed Students Ambassadors to pay it forward to their communities by contributing in any possible way to the aspiring university students. Student Ambassadors also appreciated the idea and brainstormed on ways of doing so.
The meeting concluded with lunch and casual discussions with each other. It was decided that soon the work for college admissions would begin, and more and more students will be encouraged to be a part of the Higher Education Programme.