Each day, Banu Taj, a mother of three, sits in a vocational and English training class, surrounded by young learners almost half her age. Away from the many distractions of the neighbourhood, Banu enjoys the opportunity to receive the education she never had.
Asian Aid’s Tailoring Program, led by our partner Oasis India, is an initiative designed to empower women in disadvantaged communities. Recently, five women in the program designed and created bags especially for Asian Aid.
This year, as Asian Aid celebrates 50 years of giving and growing hope, it does so with humility and gratefulness for God’s divine guidance. Here we share a snapshot of some of the many things Asian Aid has experienced since 1966.
Asian Aid pays tribute June Long, a long time supporter who gave countless hours of her time in the service of others; at home and overseas. June’s peaceful passing on September 11, leaves a large gap in the hearts of many people.
A week-long Summer Camp in India saw 21 children engage their hands and minds in practical, creative and socially energising activities, as part of a new Child Focused Initiative. The program provided a new and unique way to spend the summer break.
Staff at Oasis India recently conducted a street theatre that focused on the importance of education. Children and families were encouraged to send children to school and put a stop to child labour.