We have a variety of campaigns occurring throughout the year, as we enable services in the communities we serve.  You can find the various campaigns currently underway here, all with a view to improving the health and wellbeing of the people in the communities of London & Paliapattu, Tamil Nadu.

July 2016 Health Camp Focuses on Children’s health & nutrition

July’s Health and Wellbeing awareness camp at the school. On the agenda; fresh food, oral hygiene, hand washing and general health check ups ….your donations make this all possible

Chairman Meets with Students at Sita Devi Charity School

The students visit with the Chairman over their Summer Holidays. The children had special video and food treats with the Ashok Tree Foundation Team. The children were excited and delighted to see themselves on video for the first time.

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.  Three main messages were discussed, children’s health, their education and how to be better parents.  It was noticeable that some of the children were experiencing dehydration during these hot month, while school is out of session.  Typical children playing without stopping to think how important it is to take a drink of water.  The meeting started with how to be better parents, supporting their children on their academic journey, to not smack  their children and to resist drinking alcohol and smoking as to set a good healthy example for their children.  The parents engaged in serious discussion around the importance of their education.  They requested that we extend the school to be able to take on more children, as most families present would have one child at Sita Devi Charity School and another at the local government school.  They also requested that we consider building a secondary school, as the children’s onward education from primary school would be under threat.  We were excited to learn that several of the children are teaching yoga to their siblings at home!!

Chairman arrives in India!

We are delighted to welcome our Chairman, Mel Carlile to India.  We have a busy schedule for him, he will be meeting with many of the people in the community, teachers, students, people involved in the food program and other villagers to get a better understanding of the impact of our causes and to identify what else is needed.  Day One…Two hours in…he’s meeting w/ the villagers who benefit from our food program.

School Extension Project Underway

The foundation for the school extension has been constructed!  We are well on our way now to building the required extension which will give us 4 more classrooms.

New Projects inspired by visitors!

  Sandrine Pillon, a visitor from Italy at the beginning of 2016 to the Sita Devi Charity School was deeply touched by the work that is taking place on the ground in India.  She was so touched by the impact on individuals’ lives that the charity provides, that she helped us to start a new food program for the village and kicked off the project to build homes for the elderly.  We are incredibly grateful to Sandrine for her support.  The new house has homed 2 very needy women.

MBS Wellbeing London

MBS Wellbeing London sponsored our charity at this year’s festival!  They organised a raffle with two lucky winners, Tara Halliday who won the draw and all of the prizes and us for receiving all of the raffle donations.  We spent 4 days at the Festival exhibiting, creating awareness and support for our causes.  Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped plan and work the event, and to all of the visitors who stopped by!