About Ashraya Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Center
Ms. Leela Deshpande and a few friends used to go to different slums and were doing Awareness programmes on health, education, hygiene etc. At that time, they found 2 kids at Bhupasandra slum. They had lost their parents in an accident. The slum people kept them away. Leela brought them home and tried to put them in some orphanage. Because they were disabled no one was ready to keep them. So Leela’s grandfather provided support to start an orphanage. They started the orphanage named ASHRAYA. (shelter)
ASHRAYA is a charitable trust administrated by a group of socially committed persons and managed by skilled, dedicated caretakers. ASHRAYA is a charitable trust with a creditable track record of more than 27 years in looking after the welfare of Mentally & Physically challenged kids, orphans and other destitute. The beneficiaries are identified irrespective of their cast, creed, religion, community or language.