Anudip Foundation for Social Welfare

Anudip's mission is to generate sustainable knowledge-economy livelihoods for underserved rural women and youth, through its market aligned skills training (MAST) program. Through MAST Anudip creates entrepreneur groups among students interested in starting IT-enabled business startups or unable to go for urban jobs for economical or traditional reasons.
Apr 11, 2013

New project for English language training

Dear friends,

Thanks to your contributions, Anudip is growing rapidly and the need for a consulting teacher with English as a Second Language experience has become critical. We have identified such a person, Suzanne Simmons, and need to raise $6000 to enable her to spend six months with us in India.

Please visit this GlobalGiving page for more details and to contribute whatever you can:

Since our last project report, Anudip has grown to included 85 staff most of whom are faculty members working in difficult rural areas of three Indian states, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha. We crossed the 15,000 mark and have set our sights on training 7500 students in 2103-14. We will also ramp up or rural entrepreneurship program through group enterprises and cooperatives.

Thanks again for all your support.

Dipak Basu.

Jan 25, 2013

Anudip Foundation update - January 2013

Happy new year!

Anudip begins 2013 on a high note with its first expansion into a new Indian state, Jharkhand. We are on track to meet our committed training/placement number of 5000 for 2012-13. But the most exciting news is Anudip's receipt of a grant of $60,000 from Bank of America for our entrepreneurship program, which is a testament to our work with the marginalized rural poor.

All programs of Anudip's integrated economic empowerment model -- training, placement, entrepreneurship and projects -- continue on a serious upward swing and our major task as managers is to manage growth.

For a short representative video showcasing an entrepreneur group, trained and incubated by Anudip, please visit this site.

In the current quarter, Anudip will expand into another state, Odisha (formerly Orissa), continuing its commitment to serving the marginalized poor in eastern India, the least served region of the country.

We depend on your continued support, so do make an effort and contribute what you can.

With warm regards

Dipak Basu


Oct 23, 2012

Anudip update - October 2012

Launch of Anudip
Launch of Anudip's center on remote Sagar Island
Dear Friends,
Anudip Foundation completed a stellar quarter on September 30th having trained 1002 rural women and youth and placed 817 aspirants in jobs or businesses. We have passed the 50% mark for the fiscal year with two quarters to go. Congratulations to our dedicated faculty and placement staff.
The number of students trained since inception of the foundation in 2006 has surpassed 11,000.
During this quarter we added seven new entrepreneur groups so that the total number of businesses is now over 50.
We have significantly tightened up our field fee collection process so that our earned income has increased severalfold. We expect to achieve self-sufficiency by 2015.
While several new funding opportunities are also being addressed, but your individual support always makes a big difference.
With good wishes
Dipak Basu


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