By Saloni and Poonam:-
We chose Bal Asha Trust for our block placements as we our pursuing MSW from College of Social worke (Goa & Maharashtra)
At Bal Asha right from day one we made to feel very Professional and one among them. We were encouraged to take responsibilities and were assigned tasks to do independently.
Bal Asha taught us professional & systematic approach along with team work and time management. It also prepared us to work in difficult circumstances when working in community and helping need support. They taught us to perform better in times of urgency.
More than a workplace it’s like a home. Surprisingly, there is no ‘sir & ‘madam’ concept. The senior most or most junior is called by first name. Everyone is treated, respected equally.
Bal Asha is a home for children. Though these are destitute children, the smile on their faces is so pleasing that it will make you forget your problems. At Bal Asha we got to know about the various Medical problems that children have right at the birth or developmental issues which makes them special children. Bal Asha focuses on such children and make efforts to bring them to normal and get them their own family.
We thank Madhavi, Sunil, Swaroopa, Vaishali, Jayashree, Sulochana, Priyanka for providing us with timely guidance during my block placement.
We would also like to thank Farida for her tasty hot food and snacks which made us feel like home. Not to forget the work of maushis (caretakers) and nurses who look after the special children at Bal Asha.
We thank Bal Asha from our heart.