On January 09, 2019, a team from Deakin University, Melbourne visited Asha. The team was provided with an orientation at the Asha Headquarters, explaining them about the work of Asha and the transformation that has taken place in the last 30 years. They then headed to Jeevan Nagar slum community, where they were warmly welcomed by the Asha family.
The team met with the Community Health Volunteers (CHVs), Women Association and Children Association members. The women shared about their journey at Asha and how being a part of the Women’s Association has filled them with confidence to work towards community welfare. The Children’s Association members discussed their everyday activities. The Asha Ambassadors shared their stories of all-round development which was unthinkable and beyond their wildest imaginations in the past.
Later, the team took a walk into the slum community to witness the life in the slum first hand. While biding adieu, Dr Justin Lawson, Associate Lecturer shared, “Asha has been doing an exemplary job. It has been inspirational listening to the stories of transformation. It takes courage to be different and outstanding.”
Asha would like to thank Deakin University team for visiting us. We look forward to hosting many more such visits in the future.
Here are a few glimpses: