Each summer, Jeevan Asha hosts a three day summer club for kids between the ages of 5 and 14 in the slums of Thane. Children look forward to these events soon after they finish their academic year. April 2015 witnessed a record 746 children participate in summer clubs held at seven different locations. Amidst games and fun activities, the children learn to work in a team, accept one another and absorb different values from the stories told. Over this period, we also had 32 excited volunteers, w...
We took up the cause of HIV/AIDS patients in 2002 in the Ghodbunder road area of Thane city. We work alongside an organisation called Jeevan Sahara Kendra . The organisation helps us by identifying cases that require our immediate attention and we send our volunteers to look after them. Most of these patients are in the initial stages of the dreaded disease, so our volunteers ensure that they are following a proper diet and taking their antiretroviral therapy (ART) medicines.
What started out as a small project in a rented out building has become the face of Jeevan Asha today. The Day Care Centre is our most popular and successful programme that reaches out to over 30,000 people living in five slum pockets along Ghodbunder road in Thane city. Providing a secure and clean environment with personal care and attention to these children is our major goal.
Parents from areas near the centre who work as daily wage labourers and house maids in the nearby houses, come eve...
The Adult Literacy Program was started with an aim to promote literacy among socio-economically backward groups, ensuring basic literacy skills for adults.
We believe that education is the only tool that can break the vicious cycle of poverty, oppression and backwardness. Though the Day Care Centre is the face of Jeevan Asha, we believe it is imperative to educate and empower adults living in the slum areas so as to motivate them, better their living standards and improve their livelihood opti...
Jeevan Asha Charitable Society was founded in 1999 by Basil D’Souza, with a vision to ‘bring hope to many lives’ serving the community through various projects, amongst them child and adult literacy. This was in response to the need to break the curse of illiteracy through education, thus bring to an end the vicious inheritance of poverty
We have initiated different projects to achieve our broad objective. These include Day Care Centres, HIV AIDS Awareness, eAcademy, Adult Literacy, etc.
Caring to empower
Rakesh Yadav (name changed) lives in the Manpada slums and used to work for a transport company. His family owned a truck on which he would go for his work trips. During one of these trips he contracted the HIV/AIDS.
Corporates are opening their doors to non-profit organizations, to not just donate money but also actively participate in supporting them. Well known corporates have been supporting Jeevan Asha by sending volunteers to participate in various activities run by the organisation.....read more