Association for Social and Health Advancement (ASHA)
SECTOR: Children
SUB SECTOR: Services
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 23 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): West Bengal
Issues Addressed:
Assisting disadvantaged communities to improve their life conditions, and to carry out capacity building interventions in the socio-economic and health sector.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Dr. Rajat Kumar Das, President Dr. Sebanti Ghosh, Secretary
Mr. Uday Sankar Adhikari, Treasurer Ms. Debjani Chatterjee, Member
Dr. Ruma Roy, Member Mr. Dhiresh Chandra Biswas, Member
Mr. M. G. Sarkar, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 79.0% Highest: 98.2% Lowest: 26.1%
Average: Rs9 cr Highest: Rs237 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Enabling communities to live in harmony and dignity.
  • Crisis: West Bengal is fifth in the poverty charts and a 22% of their population is BPL (below poverty line) According to the 2011 Census, there are 70,000 homeless living in Kolkata, up from 55,000 in 2001. NGOs in Kolkata felt the need to take a collaborative step and actually initiate a difference through community development projects in the current situation of the state.
  • Programs: ASHA, an NGO located in West Bengal undertakes development activities that are community-centered, gender-sensitive and culturally respectful. They believe investment in children is the best investments for social & economic development. They have implemented several programs in order to develop a child's potential protecting rights of disadvantaged children and also through livelihood and healthcare projects. ASHA currently is working on projects related to adolescent empowerment, conducting awareness campaigns about different social menaces and to promote child rights & education. They also prioritize healthcare, skill training and livelihood programs for women from remote villages. Besides women and child empowerment the NGO supports projects helping to develop communities in the villages of West Bengal.
  • Outcome: ASHA developed the District Health Plan format in the state of West Bengal too and also organized Anaemia Control Program for Out of School Adolescent Girls in 16 Blocks of Bankura & Purulia districts of West Bengal. ASHA skill trained 2000 girls under the Sabla scheme of the Department of Social Welfare in Malda district as well.
22 lac
33 lac
Source : Audit Report 2018