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 massive emotional needs after abuse 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 to meet.
Supported by Daniel Morach, Path to Opportunity, Switzerland and Andrea Ubhi Dentistry, UK.
- To create a place where we can provide counselling, meetings, after school child-care and health care
- To create a place for 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 carrier they enjoy
- Dance and Movement Therapy class, weekly
- Martial Art Training- Jit-kune-do class, twice weekly
- Musical instrument & Vocal class, twice weekly
- Library, daily
- Computer and internet access and classes, daily
- After school tuition class, daily
- Health clinic, daily
- Psychosocial counselling
- Career coaching
- Workshop on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)
- Football, twice weekly
- Winter Camp
- Women wellness program
- Parenting workshops
- Meetings with sponsors
CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
Children of Asha participated in the cross cultural sharing program where they worked together with St Catherine's School in Australia.
They worked with our children to teach how to write journal entries, recognizing strengths, life goal setting, experience sharing and also the cultural exchange program (dance, interaction, speech, mehendi, different stalls etc).
Our Community Centre is a place where we can host events, celebrate birthdays and cultural holidays.
Most of our Class 10 residential 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 in 2017.