The ASHA Centre - Creating opportunities for young people to experience inspiration, connection and purpose. The ASHA Centre is located in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, UK and is a hub of intercultural activities, hosting a range of educational, performing arts and environment-based programmes throughout the year.

Upcoming Oppertunities


Europe’s Refugee Crisis: The Role of Youth


  • This training course is about the refugee crisis in Europe.
  • Over the last four years the Middle East and Europe have been affected by wars, revolutions, armed conflict and tensions between societies and communities.
  • This course will take a holistic view of the current situation across Europe. It will equip participants with the practical tools needed to engage positively with the challenges back home and help make our societies beacons of hope, positivity and inspirational change. The course will use non-formal learning methods and will take place in the beautiful surroundings of the ASHA Centre in the Forest of Dean, in the U.K. a centre of excellence in intercultural dialogue and international youth work.
  • Themes addressed will include: - Understanding migration and asylum issues - Being part of an interconnected and interdependent world - Working with other people’s perspectives - Making human connections across social and cultural divides - Discovering the richness of other countries, cultures and faiths - Taking action to transform lives
  • If you wish to apply, please bear in mind that travel costs can only be reimbursed when journeying from one of the following countries: UK, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands

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Youth Empowerment and Social Transformation (for UK residents only)


  • 1st e-learning module (4 weeks, online, February / March 2017) .
  • 1st Training Course (Misaksieli, Georgia. 27th March to 4th April 2017)
  • 2nd e-learning module (4 weeks, online, May / June 2017)
  • 2nd Training Course (Kobuleti, Georgia. 12th to 20th of June 2017)
  • EU countries and its Eastern partners are being challenged by cuts of individual and collective rights in the last years, and by an uprise of ultra-nationalist and anti-EU social and political movements that represent a thread for the maintenance of these rights and the amend of those that have been already set aside. The cuts on the rights and the populist ultra-nationalist uprising differ on its intensity depending on the country and regions, but are happening nowadays at an increasing speed within the EU.
  • The objectives of the project are: - To strengthen the understanding of youth empowerment as a tool for social transformation in youth CSOs - To increase the use of systematic and long-term approaches to social transformation in youth CSOs - To exchange good practices for youth empowerment work and social transformation among the participating organizations - To establish transnational links between CSOs in the youth sector and translate them into project-based partnership for needs-based social transformation
  • The project will include two e-learning modules, two residential training courses, and follow-up events.

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Partnerships


Eurodesk UK


  • ASHA is one of ten organisations that were selected as official partners to Eurodesk UK to support the delivery and promotion of Eurodesk services in the UK. As a partner, the ASHA Centre provides European information to young people and those who work with them on a local, regional and national level using Eurodesk information tools. ASHA works across the UK to ensure as many young people are informed about the opportunities available to them.
  • If you require any of the services outlined above, please contact Email Me projects@ashacentre.org
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Active Citizens


  • For 2016-17, the ASHA Centre is a delivery partner of the British Council’s Active Citizens Programme. As part of this, ASHA has recruited and trained 30 UK-based individuals who defined themselves as an interest- and project-based community who are professionally and/or personally invested in peace education, mainly through non-formal educational learning and grass-root projects working with different methodologies. Through facilitating their learning journey, ASHA has mentored and overseen these individuals developing Social Action Projects throughout the British Isles.
  • For more information on the Active Citizens Programme, visit the foloowing lins:
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A home away from home

Whether it’s a staff away-day, yoga, weekend workshop or a week-long training seminar, the Centre is the perfect setting. The atmosphere is always welcoming and everything is done to ensure guests feel at home, from log fires in the sitting room to the screening of films in the evening.

Meals are prepared by experienced house-keeping staff using produce from our garden (in season) or locally sourced. Meals can be tailored to suit dietary requirements. Full catering and refreshments are available for both day courses and residential bookings.

Please contact our Office Manager at contact@ashacentre.org or ring 01594 822330 for more details.

Contact


Let's get in touch

Want to discus your ideas for a new project or just want to say hi? It's all good, we'd love to connect with you. Just fill out the form aside or contact us via the details below.

Contact details
Gunn Mill House
Nr Flaxley, Gloucester, GL170EA

contact@ashacentre.org
+44 (0)1594 822330