“What we want is to maximise the space by providing fun, useful and high quality programs 24/7!”, Jyoti, Ashayen Community Centre Manager
Our three community centres are located across Dharavi and provide much needed space for programs the English, Lifes Skills and IT classes we deliver individually, and together in the form of our Youth Empowerment Program.
As anyone who has visited will know, space is a rare commodity in Dharavi, and when not being utilised for our core educational activities we use our centres for a variety of different programs including (but not limited to) yoga, women's self defence, English conversation classes, dance, drama and art. Our Ashayen Centre also houses a small English library for children in the community and is the focal point for our Girls Football Program and Boys Cricket Academy projects.
Whilst these are not necessarily core educational programs, we do feel it's important to give children in our communities the chance to express, create and explore. To have a childhood. As such, we try to bring as many of these opportunities into our community centres as possible through collaboration with other organisations and individuals.
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