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.
STORY OF TRANSFORMATION FROM ABJECT POVERTY TO ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE
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.
Registered in 1994
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