Asha Trust - Asha Mumbai Center

Project Brief: The projects main aim and objective is to improve and support the education of urban underprivileged children. In last eight years we have been gradually improving and increasing the quality of teaching programs. We want to create a model for the th
Project Type: Tuition Centers (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: girls

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Mumbai
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Smita Puniyani
Project Partner(s): sangeetha Chandrasekaran
Other Contacts: Rekha Bose
Project Address: , Goo1 /Powai Nook Building Plot No 64/East /Opp. Tirandaz,Village Municipal School , Opp. IIT Main Gate, Powai ,Mumbai,
Tel: 022 25787466
Stewarding Chapter: Mumbai
Jun 2018MumbaiUSD 38454
May 2017MumbaiUSD 25253
Jun 2016MumbaiUSD 15937
Mar 2016MumbaiINR 448200
Jul 2015MumbaiUSD 15761
Jun 2014MumbaiUSD 15347
Jan 2013MumbaiUSD 14900
Jun 2010MumbaiUSD 14667
Jun 2009MumbaiUSD 6181
Jan 2009MumbaiUSD 2557

Total = $158827.76

Asha Mumbai Center teaches 120 underprivileged children staying in slums nearby. They come from 1st to 12th standards from Municipality school and from different mediums-Marathi, Hindi, English and Urdu .

We try to enhance the potential of these children and promote their abilities to think, to explore and to contemplate . We support them in all these efforts through our innovative teaching methods , providing them with audio visuals, printed material and books,with interactive sessions as well.

1. We undertake the regular classes for children to develop their basic literacy skills in Morning, Afternoon & Evening batches . We are also conducting computer training classes for higher 5th to 9th std children mainly on Saturdays and Sundays.

2. We conduct demo classes on science, environment, social science and general knowledge with the help of most dedicated volunteers who interact with our children on regular basis.

3.We have library facility and reading material for the kids and are collecting the books on various subjects to improve children’s ability to read and learn by themselves.

4.We arrange workshops on Activities like Drawing, Crafting etc. to motivate children’s ingenuity. Children are taken on outing trips to places like National Park, Nehru Science Center etc. to experience the nature and science along with the fun.
1. To enhance the quality of education, the municipal school quality gap in Powai is huge.
2. TO Prevent students from dropping out
3. To accelerate Community development on issues of school education
4. To help students for their personality development through cultural activities
Asha Mumbai Chapter has created this project in 2006 , since then generations of Asha Mumbai volunteers have put in their efforts in this home project. Smita Puniyani heads the team as Mumbai Chapter Coordinator, 8 part time paid teachers and team of 5 volunteers working regularly with the project run the daily affairs. Experts from several streams in education also conduct sessions regularly.
Asha Mumbai Center will be moving ahead with creating a model for better education.