With a passion and zeal to help the needy and disadvantaged in the world, we are committed to building bridges across generations for change. We take a different approach by providing an education to the young and services to the elderly and needy, which help communities to become stronger through the development of healthy bodies and minds. Health & wellbeing are the common thread throughout our motivation, whether it applies to the students at the Sita Devi Charity School, the elderly we feed, the yoga students in a community class in London, the animals we look after or nature itself.

When people truly give of themselves to help others, they receive far more in return. We encourage people who receive benefit from the services we provide to also give of themselves and provide help to individuals who need it the most.


Building Primary School

Building Primary School

The Sita Devi Charity School is in the process of expansion. The primary school has...

37% DONATED OF £70000

53 Days left to achieve target

Wellness Programs

Wellness Programs

Monthly health camps are conducted for community with a particular focus, e.g., women’s wellness, nutrition,...

12% DONATED OF £20000

300 Days left to achieve target

Food for the Children

Food for the Children

Healthy food and nutrition is key to the creation of healthy bodies and minds. Since...

64% DONATED OF £7800

No Days left to achieve target

Has been completed

Food for the Poor

Food for the Poor

We expanded the food program to provide monthly food allocation to the people at risk...

60% DONATED OF £9600

21 Days left to achieve target


If our foundation, our causes, the people who we serve or the people who help us, connect with you, there are many ways in which you get involved. We have had a couple of key supporters help us to kick start projects, including the elderly home and food project for the community as examples.   Upon visiting the project site in India, our new supporters realised that the need is greater than expected and they were blown away with how far their support can go in making a profound change in the lives of individuals.

You can also get involved by participating in the various events held to raise awareness or participate in our events, like a weekly community yoga or meditation class in London.

We are fully supported by volunteers and are always seeking new volunteers with specific skills to help fill gaps. A few examples of how people have helped in the past year; volunteer Ayurvedic Doctors and nurses running the Health Camps in India, Yoga teachers leading classes or hosting events in the UK, Yoga Studios providing space to run the classes, Videographer & photographers capturing valuable footage and the editors who created the final videos to broadcast, Website developers, social media community manager and more. Our needs are always expanding; so if you have a specific skill or experience you think we could benefit from, it would be great to meet you!

Give Food

All donations received from the community yoga classes go directly to the Food for the Children campaign, providing a healthy meal for the students at the Sita Devi Charity School.


Kindness is a sign of love that is held within your heart.

Our mind & ego must indulge in serving & sharing, a path that leads us closer to our truth when we do it without any attachment to the outcome.  Just be mindful with the process of surrendering to the desire of serving, sharing, giving and helping. That is the definition of kindness; a direct thread to the heart that is vibrating and bursting with love and compassion.  We are so grateful to be surrounded by friends like you and others who walk with us on this path.


Food is a basic need for life. giving food means you are giving life and helping others to be healthy.



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A story is based on an experience that changes a life and the viewpoint within an individual and the community. Supporters who have been involved with with the Ashok Tree Foundation projects, often say that it is a life changing experience for them.

Our Yoga and Meditation programs, healthy body and healthy mind movement and food distribution programs are enhancing the lives of many. They impact the people giving as much as the people who receive, and isn’t that what life is all about? Share and Love?  Check out our video to explore further.  Oh yeah, it was filmed, produced and edited all by volunteers.


Stay up to date with Ashok Tree Foundation’s news and stories from our volunteers, visitors, supporters and directly from our projects.

Chairman Meets the Parents
News, stories

Chairman Meets the Parents

Mel Carlile, Chairman of the Ashok Tree Foundation meets the parents of the students at Sita Devi Charity School in India.  The open discussion between Mel and the parents, facilitated by Dr. Radhika, was very insightful....

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  • Amazing cause.....well worth the effort thru every available resource. I encourage all to contribute as your heart sees fit; be it financial, personal involvement, or just a kind word of encouragement.

    Joe Collado
    Joe Collado
    Commercial Developer
  • I have visited Ashok Tree foundation's project in Tiruvannamalai twice now..and have had the opportunity to see and share with the children in the community school and although in its early stages so much has been done both visibly and behind the scenes in making this aspect ,of local involvement and support, a fundamental lifeline for the community.

    Mala Selvarajah
    Mala Selvarajah
    Book keeping
  • It is an amazing project supported by Ashok Tree Foundation. My son and i have spent time at one of the Ashok Tree Foundation projects in India, amazing transformation and community work that touched our spirit.

    Sinta Soekadarova
    Modelling & Brand Ambassdor



Melvyn Carlile has been the Chairman since November 2015. He is looking for ways to build bridges between you and our causes.

Melvyn Carlile is the Managing Director of the legendary Mind Body Spirit Festival, a global brand that for the past 37 years has stood as a catalyst for personal transformation, change, health and wellbeing. Melvyn has a large network of well-connected shakers and movers all dedicated to bringing about real change and empowerment.

Whilst being no Yogi himself, most of his good friends and brothers are – so he considers himself yogic “by association”.

Melvyn’s other skills involve event production, marketing, documentary production and visual communications.

He became involved with the Ashok Tree Foundation as a Trustee with a strong belief of being able to deliver support to those in need, within the Sita Devi Charity School and its community, through real empowering solutions for change, hope and a better life.