A ’Ray of Hope’, as the name signifies, is what Asha Kiran is to its beneficiaries. Located in Andheri West, Mumbai, it is a community project for women, children and the senior citizens

The Main Objective

    • To provide accommodation for senior women citizens.
    • Act as a transient guest accommodation service.
    • Act as an emergency shelter for women in distress.
    • Act as a counselling and legal aid service centre for women in distress, especially those suffering from domestic violence.

Facilities and Services

    • Balwadis, Creche and Study Centre
    • Library: Novels and books on diverse subjects are available.
    • Amphitheatre: Anopen-air theatre with seating upto 100 persons at the rear end is used for in-house programmes and also rented out to the atre groups for their programmes.
    • Extension Classes: Bharatnatyam and Kathak classes are conducted thrice a week.
    • Conference Hall and the Meeting Room are used by women’s groups, as well as, in-house for various meetings and programmes.

On-going programmes

  • Crèche for children of marginalized working women.
  • Day-care Centre for senior citizens.
  • A six-month beautician course for training young women in professional grooming.
  • Four-week online courses – CHSM (Cooperative Housing Society Management Course) and NISM (National Institute of Security Market) run by professionals.
  • BMC English-medium School Study-centre for underprivileged girls.
  • Three-month English Conversation Classes conducted for women and girls.
  • Basic and Advanced Tailoring, Basic and Bridal Mehendi, Extension classesare held.
  • Vacation Courses like Nail Art, Self-grooming and Hobby classes are conducted.
  • Workshops, Awareness Programmes/Sessions, Career-counselling, Disaster -managementare organised.
  • Celebration of special events like Asha Kiran Annual Day, Teachers’ Day, Children’s Day, Christmas Programme, Environment Day, Diwali Dhamaka, Week without Violence, HIV/AIDS Day, Elders’ Day, Alumni Meet etc are celebrated.
  • Celebration of days of National and State importance.
  • Other activities/programmes include Medical Camps, Exposure Visits, Picnics, etc.