Ayesha's Asha Fund
In the month of December, I will be travelling to New Delhi, India to spend the best part of the month working with Asha, a non-profit organisation based in New Delhi. During my time with Asha, I will be teaching English to children in the slum school and shadowing the slum doctor. It has always been a goal of mine to work in India in these communities and I feel my time with Asha will help me to see how this can be done.
Asha works with about 400,000 people dwelling in 50 slum colonies in New Delhi. Their initiative involves providing education, health care, a better infrastructure and self-help financial inclusions in order to give hope and opportunities to people in these communities. The aim of Asha is to address deep-rooted social problems as well as those created by poverty in order to allow the people living in these communities the opportunity to realise their potential.
An integral part of improving the health of the community is preventing communicable disease spread by vaccination. The funds I will raise will go towards Asha’s Child Immunisation Programme. Diseases that are easily preventable through a simple programme of immunization regularly claim the lives of infants throughout most developing countries, these include Tuberculosis, Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
To provide a full immunization programme for a single child up to the age of five Rs.1000 is required, that is about AUD18.5. There is a huge demand for the financial assistance to cover this programme. My goal is to raise $1000 which would provide this for about 50 children.
Any donation to help this cause would be much appreciated and will go a long way to providing the children of the slums vital care.
raised of the $1,000 target