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Methodist College volunteers at Asha

Methodist College volunteers at Asha

The month of October was full of excitement as many amazing teams visited and volunteered in different Asha community. A team from the Methodist College, Belfast, Northern Ireland volunteered at Asha’s Kalkaji slum community for more than 10 days.

The team conducted activities with the children, college students and women of the community. The activities included craft, mural painting, and story- telling sessions with the children of Bal Mandal, interactive information sessions with the college students where students from two different countries exchanged ideas, shared information and experiences on their respective academic journeys. With the women of Mahila Mandal, the Methodist team performed creative activities like Bracelet making and colouring earthen lamps.

The students and the teachers of the Methodist team also undertook home visits to the community, accompanied by the Asha field team, where they observed the slum conditions and the challenges of living in such circumstances.

On the final day of their journey, the team inaugurated the study room at Asha’s Kalkaji centre which was followed by a small function where the Asha community performed the cultural programme in the honour of the guests. Finally, there was a de-briefing session with the team where everybody shared their experiences, challenges, and learnings from the visit.

Thank you, The Methodist College Belfast especially the principal, Mr. Scott Naismith for visiting and enriching us with your activities and insights. We look forward to seeing you all again soon with another journey of love and affection with Asha and its people.

To volunteer at Asha, write to us at info@asha-india.org

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