Friends of Asha Ireland

Friends of Asha Ireland

Friends of Asha Ireland was set up to raise awareness and funds for Asha in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It can collect Gift Aid on donations from UK taxpayers, and supports groups of volunteers interested in spending time working with Asha.

To know more about the latest activities of Friends of Asha Ireland, check out their Facebook Page           

News and Events

October 2017: Newsletter Issue 76

Dear Friends,

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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October 2017 Issue


November 2017: Ballymena Academy volunteers at Asha

We were delighted to have yet another group of talented and amazing 15 teachers and students from Ballymena Academy, Northern Ireland to volunteer at Asha’s Tigri slum community for a week’s time starting 25th October to 3rd of November. Read More

October 2017: Royal School Armagh volunteers at Asha

A team of 3 teachers and 14 students from Northern Ireland’s Royal Armagh school,  spent 10 days volunteering in Asha’s Trilokpuri slum community. Read More


July 2017: Newsletter Issue 75

Dear Friends,

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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July 2017 Issue

March 2017:  Team Ballymena volunteers at Asha – We were delighted to have old supporters from Ballymena, Northern Ireland with us for about 2 weeks. From builders to homemakers, pastor to sports therapist-the team consisted of 14 people from all walks of lives who volunteered at different Asha centres, as well as the Asha Headquarter. Read more

November 2016: Team Rainey Endowed brings joy to Asha – It was a week of pure joy and fun for Asha’s Kusumpur Pahari centre when a team from Rainey Endowed School, Northern Ireland volunteered. Read more…

November 2016: Wallace High School volunteers at Asha – It was a matter of great joy for us to have had a team of fifteen members from Wallace High School, Northern Ireland volunteering with us at Asha’s Mayapuri centre for over a week, starting from 27th October. Read more… 

November 2016: Team from Methodist College volunteers at Asha – It is surely delightful to have volunteers who work round the clock for the betterment of the Asha slum communities. Recently we had a team of 16 people from Methodist College Belfast who volunteered with us at Kalkaji slum colony, for about a week starting from 24th October. Read more…

November 2016: Irish Ambassador hosts Asha and volunteer teams – It was an absolute delight to meet the Hon. Irish Ambassador, His Excellency Brian McElduff. Dr. Kiran, volunteer teams from Northern Ireland as well as Asha students were invited for a dinner at the Hon. Ambassador’s residence on November 03, 2016. Read more…

June 2016: Dr Kiran’s meeting with Ambassador of Ireland HE Brian McElduff – Dr Kiran met with Ambassador of Ireland HE Brian McElduff on 10th June and expressed her sincere gratitude. Read more…

February 2016: 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. Read more… 

February 2016: Asha welcomes volunteer teams from Northern Ireland – It is always wonderful to have volunteers who work tirelessly for the betterment of Asha communities. During February 2016, two teams from Northern Ireland volunteered at Asha, bringing remarkable changes in the lives of the slum dwellers. Read more…

December 2015: Dr Kiran’s trip to Ireland – With much happiness we would like to let you know that Dr Kiran had a wonderful trip to Northern Ireland, recently. It was indeed a very fruitful visit, where she met some very inspiring individuals including many old and new Asha supporters. Read more…

November 2015: Royal School Armagh volunteers at Asha – It was great to have a team from Royal School Armagh with us. This was their first visit to Asha, and the students came up with some wonderful activities to engage with our children from Trilokpuri slum colony. Read more…

November 2015: Ballymena Academy volunteers with Asha for the fifth year – We are very grateful at Asha, for the incredible contributions Ballymena Academy, Northern Ireland has dedicated toward Tigri slum colony. This was the fifth team from Ballymena Academy to volunteer with Asha. Read more…

Kalkaji slum colony welcomes Methodist College: It was two weeks of fun and frolic for the children of Kalkaji slum colony when a team from Methodist College, Belfast worked there in February this year. Read more…

Irish Minister Damien English visits Asha: On 15th November 2014, the Irish Minister for Skills, Innovation and Research, Damien English TD, visited Asha’s Dr Ambedkar slum colony in RK Puram. Read more…

Irish Ambassador Hosts Dinner Reception for Asha Volunteers: On 29th October 2014, the Irish Ambassador HE Feilim McLaughlin hosted a dinner reception for the volunteer teams from Wallace High School from Lisburn and Rainey Endowed School from Magherafelt. Read more…

Contact Details

Daphne WrightMrs Daphne Wright, Friends of Asha (Ireland)

3 Altona Manor, Holywood, Co Down

N Ireland BT18 9BX, UK


Charity Registration No. NIC 101268