Asha-Kiran Shelters Foundation is a non-governmental, not-for profit, non-political and non-denominational organization, registered in Pune in 2007 under section 25 now Section 8, of the amended companies Act of 1956, with the aim and the commitment to work in Aid-to-Development realm.
Asha-Kiran Shelters Foundation is an organization formed by people from non-political, diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. Our vision is to be close to the vulnerable children and give support to their lives and dreams, working towards finding an alternative to acquire their basic rights to childhood & advocating for the issues of abandonment, neglect and indifference that they are exposed to in society.
Asha-Kiran defines poverty as the fundamental denial of choices and opportunities in life. The basic rights of a human being are denied whenever a person lacks the possibility of choosing his future and developing his aspirations. Considering the commitment that we have to generate opportunities to revert this situation, our priority is to reach underprivileged children in India, supporting them together with their community and their respective background.
Our Projects are based on the rights set forth by the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. We create and implement programs which generate dignified and self-sufficient living conditions, creating and consolidating spaces where children, families, and communities can count on, enabling them to improve their quality of life. This implies fostering processes of community development which are respectful of our beneficiaries’ traditions and culture.
Born in Donostia (Spain), his life has been inevitably connected to India since his first trip at the age of 19. “India seduced me like a young sailor looking for a teaming coast of life”. Together with its lights and
Living in Madrid (Spain) since early age, Hansa currently directs a business on cultural services (TRITOMA S.L.) and an association on social services (EDES). Her childhood however was hard and full of unfulfilled needs, making her aware of the sufferings
Lively, expressive and very determined, after her Bachelors in Social Work and Masters in Business Administration, Sujata chose to move from quality to quantity. “In my previous work in a Marketing department the daily obsession was: How many? Today, I
“I always wanted to be a social worker. Asha-Kiran just happened to me and I was lucky”. From Pune as well, with a Double Masters in Social Work and Gender, Culture and Development Studies, she monitors our Day Care Centres
One of our most senior colleagues, she has been working with Asha-Kiran since 2008. A jack of all trades, she knows the organization from head to toes and is a fundamental peace of our success. “I really enjoy: that is
A single mother of two, Kavita comes from a challenging background: very early she was faced with problems of alcoholism and women abuse in the family. Strong, dignified and dynamic, she is the vital connection between Asha-Kiran Office and the
She supervises all Day Care Centres within the constructions sites, coordinates with teachers through regular meetings, makes sure that the Centres comply with hygiene measures and facilities and mobilizes the children’s parents.
Together with their assistants, they give non-formal education to more than 500 children in the Day Care Centres within the construction sites. From 9 to 5 they impart early childhood care, teach the course’s syllabus and distribute the children’s nutritious
Lata Hajare, Ashwini Hajare, Anita Galphade, Padmini Bhise – Community members from one of the slum’s we work with, they earn a living while cooking in the Community Centre’s premises nutritious and healthy meals for our children at the Day
He supplies food every day to the children in the construction site’s Day Care Centres. He closely monitors all kitchen activities, controls the food stock and food quality. Loved by all, he is very reliable and will never say that