OUR COMMUNITY CENTRE
We want reintegration to be sustainable. So our work has become more and more community focused. We work with some of the most demanding children and teenagers in Nepal, from impoverished backgrounds and with enormous emotional needs after abuse, severe violence and trafficking.
So in 2016, we decided to open a Community Centre to be exactly that, a centre for our Asha community. This is a platform for children to learn various skills as well as for us to catch up with their progress. This is open for our residential children, our reintegrated children and for their parents, especially for their mothers.
There is a meeting room, kitchen, library, computer room and counselling room.
To create a place where we can provide counselling, meetings, after school child-care and health care
To create a place that reintgrated and independent girls can come to for community and support
To create a place where everyone gets opportunity to explore their unique ability and enhance their psychosocial wellbeing.
To enhance the holistic growth of the girls and teenagers in our care and their families
To learn skills
To assist them in choosing the carreer they enjoy
Dance and Movement Therapy class, weekly
Martial Art Training- Jit-kune-do class, twice weekly
Musical instrument & Vocal class, twice weekly
After school tuition class and library, daily
Computer and internet access and classes, daily
Health clinic, daily
Workshop on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and women wellness program
Football, twice weekly
Some of our girls participated in the Sapana Workshop, by Circus Kathmandu. Circus Kathmandu is found and run by former circus survivors. With Sapana workshop they teach special skills to children, social skill and fun inculding Acrobatic activities, ring activities and also peer relationships and coordination with each other. The workshop ran every Saturday for 6 months.
Our Community Centre is a place where we can host events, celebrate birthdays and cultural holidays.
CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
Children of Asha participate each year in the cross cultural sharing program with St Catherine's School in Australia.
The School work with our children to teach how to write journal entries, recognizing strengths, life goal setting, experience sharing. We in turn teach them Nepali dance, interaction, speech and mehendi.
Library and support teachers supported by Daniel Morach and Path to Opportunity, Switzerland. We need donors to continue this work.