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.
Apr 11, 2014

Provide housing for 298 Flood victims in India

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                  – 16
  • 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                                       – 10
  • 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                                                 -126

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

Mar 27, 2014

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.

Jan 23, 2014

Ensuring all the children to go for schooling

Dear Sir/Madame, Residential Study Complex which is being run by ASSIST at Piduguralla, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, South India has 200 children in the age group of 5-14 years studying from 1st standard to 7th standard. These all children belongs to Backward Class, Scheduled Class and Scheduled Tribe communities. Since all these children are from Below Poverty Line (BPL) category, their parents are not able to send their children to schools. Instead of sending them to schools, children are being to sent to lime industries as child labourers by their parents. Like wise, these children are supporting financially to their parents. ASSIST's field staff has generated awareness among the parents of these children regarding the importance of Education, parents of these child labourers have been convinienced and agreed to send their children to Residential Study Complex which is being run by ASSIST. In this Residential Study Complex, children are not only being given education but also they are being provided school uniform, meals, teaching and learning material, books, pens etc. It is purely residential system and children are not allowed to go outside. All infrastructure facilities have been provided in this Residential Study Complex. It is quite safe and secure. After completing 7th standard in this centre, children are mainstremed to near high schools and necessary follow-up being done after enrolling them in High schools as well. Since, during the last quarter, no new child has been enrolled for joining in any standard education in Residential Study Complex, I am submitting this as an additional information.

Thanking you,


J Ranga Rao

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