Astha Home for Girls, Kathmandu
Central Blue Mountains Rotary has been involved with the Astha Home for Girls, Kathmandu, since 2012.
The Astha Home is a government registered charity, run by a Board and complying each year with government legislation. Our Club helps to fund the Astha Home’s housing and education of girls rescued from the sex trade, and the purchase of movable equipment for the Home. 
The Astha Home for Girls was formally established with the financial and physical assistance of a Nepali restaurant owner, the Himalayan Patan Rotary Club, a Canadian volunteer, and a New Zealand rural development consultant with long time experience in Nepal.
Central Blue Mountains Rotary became involved when a past president and his wife, visiting Nepal, promised the club’s support for a 10 year-old girl who was at great risk of being taken to the brothels of Mumbai by a close family member. She was immediately taken into the protection of the Astha Home, and in this supportive environment she has excelled, along with the other girls which have been taken in by the Home.
Young women who have built the skills and confidence within Astha Home to enable them to succeed in life