1) Asha Mumbai Center
- The main focus of the project is to improve and support the urban underprivileged children to get educated. We also motivate them to pursue and help them actualize the inner potentials. We work to instill in them the humane and compassionate behavior. They are being made aware about propagating the the concept of giving back.
2) Sai Bangoda Villege
It’s a Aadivasi village in the midst of urban Powai hidden in the jungles of Aarey. There are 200 houses, not huts owned by these natives of Mumbai. There were no educational facilities in this Hamlet for years. The schools run by BMC are on the outskirts of the village and it used to be very difficult for kids to travel to these schools. There was no school or preschool facility for the children. Asha Mumbai somehow came to know about this and preschool classes were started 8 yrs back. The teachers from this village were the only available trainers as no one from out side the village was ready to pass through the haphazard path to reach the place.
There is an enthusiastic response from the locals for these classes. Also the parents are now able to take the older kids to the outside schools. And Asha classes work as supplementary resource of education to around 35 to 40 children from 1st to 7th STD.
The teachers are trained at Asha Main Center (Powai) on weekends and they carry out the implementation of plans that are chalked out.
We also support them in various other needs like uniform, stationery, nutrition etc. The regularity of support from Asha is helping a lot in taking education forward in Sai Bangoda Village. It’s success story for Asha Mumbai Center is a matter of satisfaction.
3) DIGITAL GEOGRAPHY (GIS) PROJECT
Apart from curricular studies, Asha is well aware of education through problem-solving technique. We are teaching Digital Geography to students from 7th grade upwards while understanding the Solid Waste Management challenges that the humanity is facing at large. Our children use this technology in mapping the areas and collecting data-wise region information, uploading to the server where it is analysed and accessed by the Govt. and Municipal authorities to take appropriate action in managing the menace. There are around 5 to 6 staff who function as trainers to 30 students. But we are expecting to train at least 2000 college students from various colleges in Mumbai. We are also collaborating with CACR for this larger approach.