Children’s Home: We lovingly support 50 under-privileged, destitute children in our Ashiana Children’s Home. Ashiana’ means ‘Nest’, a shelter prepared with tender, loving care where nestlings are fed and cared for by birds till they are able to fly themselves and leave the nest. Our Ashiana is a shelter for destitute and orphan children run by the Association for Social Health in India, Haryana State Branch. This home has been in existence since 1982 and was lodged in rented accommodation. In 1993, the Government of Haryana was pleased to give the Association a piece of land measuring 1000 square meters on concessional rates. It was then that Fund Raising Drive was instituted towards constructing a Home of our own for the children. With the generosity of our donors, we have been able to complete the first and second phase of our project. .The annual shortfall in our budget is quite substantial, though the State Government partly funds our project. The facilities provided to all children include boarding & lodging, education, recreation, medical care, clothing, salaries of staff and house maintenance.
After School Support:
a. Ananda Shiksha:-This initiative was taken for the children begging outside the temples but with time it has evolved into an after school programme for children to provided help with their education and offer them their an opportunity to spend their time efficiently by channelizing their energies in the right direction. Various activities such as yoga, dance, drama, music, art craft etc. are utilized for engaging the children for 3-4 hours daily. This programme has four branches- senior wing at GMPS-15 Panchkula, Junior wing at D.C. Model School Sector – 7 Panchkula, Doon Public School, Sector-21, Panchkula, a bridge school- Shubharambh at Ashiana Sector -16 Panchkula. In the year 2019 till date, 200 children enrolled in senior wing, 90 in the junior wing, 35 in the Doon Public school and 45 in Shubharambh at Ashiana.
All the children are provided with nutritional refreshment daily at the end of the session
b.Computer Learning Centre: Children from economically weaker sections of society are being trained free of cost at our Computer Learning Centre. A well-equipped laboratory provides a 6 months Basic Computer Course including 2 months of Soft-skills & English communication course approved by Chitkara Education Society, Chandigarh, to batches of 50 students/ 6 months.
Women Empowerment: Women are a huge reservoir of talent, and skill and yet they are not given the due credit and respect for it. ASHI under the project Navchetna provides skills training in handicrafts to the underprivileged women from surrounding slums. Training in tailoring, candle making, Hand-embroidery, knitting, Beauty wellness etc. is imparted.
Outreach Programme: Srijan Bharat- This programmes is aimed at helping various Government Schools, primarily the ones situated in remote locations, by improving their infrastructures as well as organizing various activities for the children. The schools under this programme are- GSSS, Rampur Bhudda, Zirakpur, (Punjab), GSSS, Mandhana,(Haryana)and GSSS, Thapli, (Haryana).
Needy but bright students from Schools, Colleges and Vocational Training Institutes are sponsored, motivated and counselled to become independent and responsible citizens
Scholarships for higher education:- Meritorious students with poor financial background are given scholarships for pursuing higher studies or vocational courses. They are given necessary help in the form of books, uniforms, fees, etc. for pursuing their studies.
Awareness Generation Programme: ASHI educates youth against social evils and for healthy, ethical living, in schools & colleges by organizing debates, talks, interactive-sessions in schools and colleges with the students.