Association for Social Health in India (ASHI)

Ashadeep Islampur Road, Guwahati
March 22, 2017
Calcutta Social Project (CSP)
May 3, 2019

Introduction


Violence against women is widespread, particularly related to the dowry system in India. Early marriage, female foeticide, lifelong economic dependance of women, all are related to dowry system.

Background of ASHI

ASHI , West Bengal is a multifaceted voluntary organisation for the upliftment of distressed women and girls of our region and is acclaimed for the contributions it has made, since its inception in 1965

Success of ASHI, WB can be attributed to the dedicated work of our team and the support, guidance, contributions, and good wishes received from our esteemed donors and associates.

SAVE's valuable support and contribution in this direction has been a primary strength of the organisation.


Projects supported by SAVE encompasses various vocational training programmes for rehabilitation and self sufficiency of marginalized women. All such projects and initiatives are approved and recognised by the Government of West Bengal. ASHI acknowledges that these projects would not have been possible, without generous and timely help from SAVE.

SUCCESS STORIES

STORY OF TRANSFORMATION FROM ABJECT POVERTY TO ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE


Srabani Hembram is a 27 yrs old meritorious girl from a very marginalized background After completing her Higher Secondary successfully, she wanted to go for higher studies like her elder brother, who after completing his Post graduation got married and abandoned the family. Her father, a poor farmer and mother ,a simple house wife, could not afford it. They could not even get her married. All these affected her mentally and disturbed her day to day life and as a young girl had to undergo severe hardship, social pressure and ignominies of a girl child. But she did not loose hope and courage and started looking for avenues for his survival and growth She joined ASHI in October 2017 in our Home for destitute – Swadhar Greh. Here she was counseled by our experienced and skilled counselor and admitted by us for Sevika (Junior nurse) training course. She completed her Diploma from Dadhichi Community college Kolkata . After completing the course successfully , she has joined as a permanent staff at Health Point Nursing Home, Kolkata and earning Rs 6000/-per month. She now looks after her parents and family. ASHI feels immensely happy and proud to be a part of her successful journey from abject poverty to a respectfully employed woman who has taken charge of her own life along with her family, and patients in her“care”.

SUCCESS STORY OF ACHIEVING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INDEPENDENCE

Bindu, an 18 year old girl from Anandpur, Kolkata is from a broken family, as her late father married a second time leaving behind her mother with three children of 7, 3 and 1 year of age in a very unsafe environment . At the age of 7 Bindu had to take the responsibility of her two younger siblings while her mother went out to earn a living for her family. They faced a further blow when their house along with their essential documents were burnt by unknown miscreants .Her education had to be discontinued after class VIII. These incidents had a very negative impact on her mentally. It was then that her mother came to know about our organization ASHI and admitted her in our care. At our Home for destitute girls ,‘Swadher Greh’ ,she was provided with counseling and care by our skilled and experienced counselor and in-house supervisor, who helped her to re-gain confidence and courage to stand up for herself and her mother. She joined the beautician’s course at the vocational unit of ASHI. This brought a ray of positivity in her life and today she is working with “Touch & Glamour” a beauty parlor in Kollata and has become independent .”I am content with the work I do and I am ever grateful to ASHI for transforming me into a self dependant woman “she says. ASHI feels extremely proud to be instrumental in opening a new avenue in her other wise dark world.

NOTE: Besides working, the above girls and the others, in their quest to become independent also undergo training on martial art like Karate, music and participate in cultural programs held at ASHI from time to time along with other inmates.

Focused Area

  • women's shelter
  • vocational training
  • auxiliary nurse training
  • sewing projects

Gallery

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