A three-member team from Can Assist comprising of Ms Jacklyn Quinlan- Co-President Can Assist, Claude Rochon- Director of Communication, and Katherine De Visser- Point Person for Asha India visited Asha on 18th June’2022. After a welcome at the Asha head office and polyclinic, they were explained about the Asha interventions in areas of Healthcare, Empowerment, Land Rights, and Education, including Internship and Mentorship, Financial Inclusion, Environment and Infrastructure by taking them through a photo exhibition. They were also explained the timeline and the chronological sequence and how Dr Kiran’s vision became a model of development which transformed the lives of millions of slum dwellers and received international recognition. Asha students, including prospective students for the international higher education programme, shared their life stories and how education through Asha’s support became a game-changer in their lives.
A tour of the polyclinic followed the interactions. They Can Assist team also went for a field trip to an Asha community at Dr Ambedkar Basti to give them a feel of the programme interventions. The team leader and the students welcomed them at the first centre. The Can Assist team interacted with the students and women and saw the clinic being run in the community. The team also visited the Asha IT centre utilized by slum students for their academics. The students also narrated their activities as Corona warriors and how they helped their community to overcome the challenges during the multiple waves of the stressful pandemic.
Thank you, team, from Can Assist, for visiting Asha, and we look forward to strengthening the relationship further.