Asha Kiran, which operates in premises adjacent to Asha Sadan in the Umerkhadi Jail in central Mumbai provides a Day Care and Learning shelter for street children. It aims to care for and provide for the development of children within their environment through education, vocational learning and social studies teaching them the basis of health and hygiene, and developing in them a sense of self respect.
These are children who would otherwise spend time on the streets of the city, begging on under constant threat of exploitation. Asha Kiran works on the simple premise that they deserve better and is a tribute to their resilience and their ability to thrive with a little care and nurturing. Every day, almost 200 children who visit the Centre are enrolled in and sent to schools, provided nutritious meals and looked after. Children arrive here for the day from distant parts of the city.