The Asha Foundation
Our Social ResponsibilitiesPosted: Thursday September 1, 2016
This week we bring you something that is very close to our hearts here at Southern Computer. The Asha Foundation. Southern Computer Co. are dedicated to making a difference, locally, nationally and internationally.
What is Asha? The Asha Foundation Inc is an Australian volunteer non-profit registered charity improving the lives of disadvantaged children in Nepal. 100% of all donations go directly to Nepal with no administration costs.
How are SCC involved? Our CEO Rohan is the Treasurer of The Asha Foundation and our Strategic Planner Bridie is Asha’s Sponsorship Co-ordinator. Our team’s involvement in the work of The Asha Foundation is one of passion and provides an avenue for international service.
What does Asha Do? The Asha Foundation undertakes many projects which provide education, sanitation and health care to rural villages outside of the Kathmandu valley. They are also responsible for the funding and maintenance of 2 children’s homes in Kathmandu.
– Children’s Homes – The Foundation supports two children’s homes in Kathmandu as well as supporting children from single mother and impoverished families. Through its’ sponsorship program Asha are able to provide quality education, safe living environments, health & dental care to over 40 children.
– Earthquake Rebuild – On Saturday 25th April 2015 a powerful earthquake killed over 9,000 people, destroyed ½ million homes and over 5,000 schools. In the wake of this disaster, the Asha Foundation set up an Earthquake Appeal which raised over $90,000. Through this fund they were able to provide immediate emergency relief to the village of Bhadratar 4 hours north of Kathmandu. This is the site of their Good Oil Education Project which enables over 170 impoverished village children to receive an education. The Earthquake Appeal funds has allowed The Asha Foundation to help rebuild three schools in remote villages to the north and north east of the capital Kathmandu.
– Projects – Asha’s many projects provide sanitation, access to water and quality education to disadvantaged children. To read about these projects check out their website