ASSIST

ASSIST's mission is to equip the most underprivileged members of Indian society to be able to fight with strength, courage and confidence in response to their own political, social and economic needs. Our goals are * To build communities as viable units for their own development * To promote the active involvement of target groups through people's organisations * To make communites that are able to sustain their unity, value system and development, and to carry forward the work on their own.
Jul 29, 2015

Ensuring all the Children go for schooling

Children are attending the school.
Children are attending the school.
ASSIST is execting "Combating the problem of Child Labour and promoting education to all the Children" project in the Piduguralla Region of Andhra Pradesh, South India. Since, Piduguralla is having hundrends of lime industries, children are being sent to these industries intead of school. Eventually, more number of children are becoming to Child Labourers. At this juncture, ASSIST is providing free educaiton, free clothing and teaching and learning material to the children who are engaged in these lime industries. ASSIST is providing education through the following methods.

1. Residential Study Complex

A Residential Study Complex was already established to cater the needs of 200 children coming from difficult situations, the most prone to be sent to work in the lime industry, to assure them the possibility to grow up in a safe and green environment with all the facilities. Regarding this task, ASSIST intends to keep running this Residential Study Complex with the same number of children. In addition, non-residential centres for 200 children more will be run in the villages where the centres have already been established.  

2. Transitional Education Centres:

Promoting the children’s enrolment and their regular attendance to school is fundamental to prevent child labour and to assure their proper development. Five Transitional Education Centres (TECs) have been started for the rehabilitation of 200 non-school going children between the age group from 5 to 14. Once parents and their children are convinced, these children are withdrawn from the work and are admitted into these centres, which are acting as bridge schools for the working children and schools dropouts. These ones can develop their skills and abilities through non formal methods and subsequently, in a quite short period of time, they are ready to be mainstreamed. These centres are often started and managed by the members in the villages, to better cater children’s need, and they will raise funds from People’s Organizations. 

3. Supportive Assistance to School Children:

Once children are ready to be mainstreamed, the inadequacies of the basic infrastructures in the public institutions often represent a great obstacle to them to continue their studies. Schools are child/parent friendly. For this reason, ASSIST identified strengthening school infrastructures as one of the main activities to promote the children’s enrolment and to reduce the percentage of drop-outs. Around 1,000 children studying in Government schools will be also provided with school bag and note books in addition to the support being extended by the local Government as these are the identified gaps. In addition, the next step is to concentrate on teachers’ training and to improve the quality of education to compete with the corporate schooling overriding the Government schools. Since the cream layer of the qualified teachers are in the Government schools, it is not that difficult but there is need to motivate and encourage the teachers to utilise their skills, knowledge and talents to the optimum level for the betterment of their children.
Children at the School
Children at the School
Jul 28, 2015

Imparting Vocational Training to 200 adolescents

ASSIST has regional training centres across the four Districts of Andhra Pradesh, South India.  Since 1985, ASSIST has been imparting Vocational Trainining to youth and adolescents in order to get better livelihood.  ASSIST has been imparting Entrepreneurship and Skill Developmenent programmes in various skills like Motor Rewinding and Pump set repairing, Medical lab Technology, Fashion Designing, Masonry, MS Office & Internet, Computer Hardware and Networking, Cosmetology and Beautician, Plumbing, Carpentry etc. 

After learning these skills, youth and adolescent girls are able to either to start their self employment or getting wage employment opportunities.  Like this, they are getting better livelihood opportunities.

ASSIST is looking forward for the support of project for "Imparting Vocational Training to 200 Adolescents" in the above skills for supporting to yough and adolescent girls.

For this reason, this project has been posted on GlobalGiving website.  So far, ASSIST has not been able to raise any donations for imparting Vocational Training Programmes to the Adolescent girls.  So, none of the Adolescent girl has got benefitted during this period.

We are submitting this for your kind information.

Jun 8, 2015

Provide housing for 298 flood victims in India

Construction work is being done.
Construction work is being done.

This project "To Provide Housing for 298 Flood Victims in India" has been successfully implementing in the Avanigadda and Nagayalanka Mandals of Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh, India.  Since the villagers of these two mandals are severely affected during the floods, ASSIST staff are motivating to the flood victims and bringing them into normal life.  ASSIST has taken the initiative to build new houses for the flood victims and construction of new houses to these flood victims is underway with the support of generous donors through GlobalGiving.

The following information shows the status of the Construction of 298 Houses to the Flood Victims in Avanigadda and Nagayalanka Mandals in India.

  • Houses fully completed with sanitary latrine                    – 17
  • Houses completed but not the latrine                              – 17
  • Houses completed but flooring yet to be done                – 53
  • Houses with roof slab completed                                    – 56
  • Houses come up to roof level                                         – 12
  • Houses come up to lintel level                                          – 6
  • Houses come up to window sill level                                – 6
  • Houses come up to Basement level                                 – 8
  • Houses not started yet                                                   -123



We look forward to the continued support from the generous donors in order to complete the rest of the houses.

Thank you for you kind support as your support gives the new hope to the flood victims.

Yours sincerely,

J Ranga Rao
Project Leader

Centering work is being done.
Centering work is being done.
Watering is being done.
Watering is being done.
Centering work is being done.
Centering work is being done.

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