Ashalayam is committed to helping children move from disempowerment and poverty to empowered, financially secure contributing members of society. As well as working with street children, Ashalayam is a respected presence in 18 slums in and around Howrah District. Under the Asha Sishu Siksha Project (ASSP) and  National Child Labour Projects (NCLP) programs, Ashalayam supports over 5000 slum children every year. These projects emphasize education, medical care and life-skills. Read more about our programs in the slums: