Crisis Intervention Cell

Over the past 28 years as a core service provider agency ASHA (Action for Self-Reliance Hope and Awareness) has worked as a nonprofit non-governmental organization. It was established in 1993 with the aim of working for the underprivileged women and those affected by domestic violence for their up upliftment and empowerment. When the Asha was established in 1993 in Pune, […]

Community Events

Asha hosts a lot of community event throughout the year to enable the girls to stay engaged with the community, learn from them and channel their creativity and energy. Children’s Day Celebrations – November 2021 ASHA’s group activities started in person recently. With the view of having an informal get together and some fun & enjoyment for the girls, we […]

10th std Program

SSC exam or 10th std exam is a very important educational milestone in India. ASHA conducts special activities with the girls appearing for this examination like – providing nutrition during exam preparations, solving of model question papers in study class, arranging study skill sessions by experts. From 2012 to 2020, 88 girls appeared for SSC exams. Over the past few […]

Sponsorship Program

With focus on education ASHA is working with OSI International since 2008 directly with the child and her family to keep the girl in school to extend her education as far as her capabilities will take her, all the way through to a vocation of the girls own choosing and establishment of her own future. We attempts to address every […]

Collaboration with International Nonprofits

Dynamic Champions of Sisterhood is USA based nonprofit which conducted   activities with girls in Janata Vasahat. They are as follows Agnipankh Academy In an effort to develop leadership skills, increase confidence in girls from September 2016 ASHA has started Agnipankh Academy for girls in association with DCS wherein girls from community do research on various topics on internet and prepare […]


In the “Janata Vasahat” slum of Pune, as in many parts of India, girls from the lowest levels of society face countless obstacles to gaining an education. Financial straits force children out of school and into labour at an early age, or in best case their families cannot afford the necessary classes and educational materials. Lacking an education means the […]

Mission and Values

“ASHA” is a non profit, non government organization dedicated to the cause of empowering women & girls.

Contact Us

Registered address: 767/9, Bhandarkar Road, Pune- 411004, Maharashtra, India Tel : 020-25672080 Official address: Office no 4 and 5, Monisha Apt, Survey No. 1170, In front of Mahalaxmi Market, Shanipar chowk, Pune  411002, Maharashtra, India Phone no: (020) 24484535 Time:  9.30 am to 5.30 pm Sakhi helpline: +91 9421016006 Email:

About Asha

ASHA – Action for Self- Reliance Hope and Awareness was registered in February 1993. The organization was founded by nine professional women dedicated to the cause of empowering women. ASHA, a non profit, non governmental agency began work in communities and slums, addressing women’s problems by conducting Awareness Generation Programmes. Registered under societies Registration Act 1860 and Bombay Public trust […]