ASSET India Foundation

The primary mission of the ASSET is to provide computer literacy for education towards alternate livelihood and as a means of AIDS prevention. The program is designed to assist the children to attain a level of education and familiarity with technology that will enable them to free themselves from being chained to the same profession. The ASSET India Foundation supports Education of the children using Computer Based Functional Literacy and small business ownership using Microfinance.
May 3, 2010

Interviews of ASSET students=Mumbai

This video contains the interviews of children of sex workers attending the ASSET training program in Mumbai. Nearly all of the students who have completed the training are employed contributing to their family. Many students from the U.S. Have visited the ASSET center in Mumbai and have interacted with them.

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dwph6svsGPzU&h=75590

This center is located in a dilapidated municipal school building in the heart of the red light district.

The photo below shows Somu Nepali, who successfully completed the ASSET program and now has a job . Here she is addressing girls rescued from trafficking and children of sex workers, urging them to stay in school, finish the ASSET training.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4462174&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=357122095006&aid=-1&id=679411985

Dell’s VP & Chief Marketing Officer Erin Nelson will be a key note speaker and 5 Dell women VPs will be speaking and participating at the upcoming Global Women’s Summit http://www.globewomen.org/summit/Summit.htm, being held in Beijing May 20-22. ASSET graduate Somu Nepali's will be one of 3 featured stories about individual girls who have been impacted by Dell YouthConnect funded programs. The emphasis is on how education makes the difference as the great equalizer – with education, we all have a chance.

Mar 8, 2010

ASSET top project chosen by Ericsson to showcase at Tech conference

ASSET India Foundation's project has been selected as the top project by Swedish Telecomm giant Ericsson who will be promoting it as part of their Technology for Good giving campaign! Only six were chosen out of 1340 projects from 100 countries. Ericsson will be showcasing this page http://www.facebook.com/l/7008b;www.globalgiving.org/technology-for-good/ at a technology conference at the end of March and will be giving out GlobalGIving gift certificates to conference participants to support these projects ASSET India provides hope and successfully eliminates poverty though education and job placement to girls rescued from trafficking and children of sex workers in India. Girls who have completed the ASSET training now work in banks, insurance and software companies. More and more corporations world-wide are letting fans on Face Book decide who should get their donations, your support on Face Book is very important. By having thousands of fans, ASSET will be in a position to compete for the $ 1million dollars prize in 2011 and help more than 5,000 + victims of trafficking. Simple steps for your family and friends to "Join" ASSET on Face Book: After logging into face book, they can open on one of the two links below and "Join" to become ASSET fans: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&ref=ts&gid=357122095006 http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=188234189796&ref=ts FAMILY and FRIENDS DON"T HAVE TO DONATE MONEY Thank you Ray Umashankar ASSET India Foundation rayu42@gmail.comject:

Jan 21, 2010

JP Morgan/Chase Giving $ 1 Million Facebook Competition

ASSET India Foundation has made the top 100 among hundreds of thousands of charities and is now competing for the top prize of $ 1 Million. The contest is organized by J.P Morgan/Chase Giving and people around the globe can vote for ASSET India Foundation only on Facebook.

We won Round I and and received $25,000. Round II of the voting contest starts at:

Midnight (EST) Friday, January 15th

and ends at:

Midnight (EST) on Friday, January 22nd.

ASSET will get the prize of $ 1 million by receiving the highest number of votes on Facebook with your help.

In this contest we are only seeking votes and not donations.

We have identified more than 5,000 girls who are children of sex workers and or rescued from trafficking (many of whom are HIV positive) and only 300 of them are presently able to participate in the ASSET program due to limitation of space and resources.

With the $ 1 million Prize, ASSET will expand its program to serve all the 5,000 + girls and set up centers in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. We are working closely with the Clinton Foundation.

Documentary film producer Pat Loewi produced this video of students at the ASSET center Delhi. You can use this for the campaign to get votes in the facebook competition

Here is the link::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCw_KvOpBiM

The voting link is: http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charities/717045

Our target is 100,000 votes and you can help us reach the goal. I am writing to request you to share the contest information and the voting link with all your global contacts, friends and family and urge them to vote now.

Thanks so much for your help

Ray Umashankar 2008 Purpose Prize Winner Executive Director ASSET India Foundation www.assetindiafoundation.org 520-869-2004 (cell)

rayu42@gmail.com

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