The year is off to a speedy start. The highlight of this year has been the generosity of our supporters. Team ASOS brought truckloads of love and laughter to the girls of our Noida Home by making a new home a reality. Many thanks to the ASOS Foundation, UK and its employees, who worked all year round to raise money. Thanks in particular to Mr. Nick Robertson (Chairman, ASOS Foundation), Ms. Louise McCabe (Head, CSR), Emma Bartholomeou and Ankita Patel for their special roles in making this home a dream come true.
When the support of benefactors stays with us, it is possible for our children to go out in the world and do amazing things. Whether it is sports, academics or even our Shalinis who have made a mark for themselves in the world, we love seeing our children taste success in their endeavours. Our workshops and initiatives play a role in helping them develop into well-rounded individuals as well. Mr. Rahul Raja Sharma, Assistant Manager of Ghar Programme, presented a module on good practices study on street children at the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights with positive response. This further helps us open up our doors to more children in need of guidance and a better life.
This year, many new Shalinis have been inducted into the programme and the new Skill Development Centre is flourishing. That means more opportunities for us to create more openings for young, talented individuals from socio-economically challenged backgrounds. Do read the newsletter to know more.
Needless to say, we are a very happy team of mentors, staff, volunteers and children right now. And we hope that we will continue to stay this positive as the months go by – after all, eternal sunshine is part of our name and identity!