ASMAN is the Association of St. Mary’s Alumnae Nepal formed in 1990 by former students of St. Mary’s. The organization is currently headed by its President, Pratistha Thapa and will be leading it for the next two years.
The main objective of ASMAN is to make an impact on the lives of the underprivileged by directly working with children and women from marginalized communities.
Their projects focus on four different areas:
- Social Help
- Bonding with Alma Mater
Some recent projects they conducted:
- In 2017, they did an ENT Camp where eye care services were provided to 160 students of Mary Ward School.
- During 2017 – 2018, support for medical treatment were provided to six cancer children from Kanti Hospital Cancer Care.
Projects in Action
So as one of their sponsors this year, HLE Cares will be providing stationery and uniforms to 50 students from the Mary Ward School (Lubhu). The main idea behind this is to provide the necessary tools to the students so that they can focus on their studies and excel. This will also provide a significant financial relief to the family as every little bit of financial aid goes a long way.
HLE’s own Maya and Pratiksha are in constant communication with the coordinators from ASMAN, ensuring the funds are used correctly and in the right area. If this is effective, there are plans to extend the sponsorship contract for a longer-term.
Cultural Dance programme at ASMAN