Provide computers for high-risk children in India

 
$207,409
$79,591
Raised
Remaining
Jul 29, 2008

July 2008 Progress report

1. Based on the recommendation of ASSET-Chennai advisory board, ASSET will be advertising for a full time administrator to manage the India operations. Ideally the administrator will be a senior level retired executive with a serious interest in social issues.

2. At ASSET-Chennai more than 20 students who completed the training opted to pursue higher education rather than accept a job immediately.

3. There is strong evidence to show that the ASSET training has helped all the students in their confidence, overall academic performance and desire to work hard towrds a better future.

4. The demand to join ASSET classes is much more than the capacity we have. It is clear that both the students as well as their parents are seeing the potential benefits.

5. STRiVE (www.striveindia.org) which has successfully trained and placed students in several verticals has agreed to partner with ASSET and provide the necessary training for the retail management vertical.

6. ASSET is working a recruitment plan and also a student fee payback plan.

7. ASSET obtained used computers from IBM-Bangalore for AWWA( Affus Woman Welfare Association) in Hubli, Karnataka. In addition ASSET is helping AWWA with the computer literacy curriculum.

8. ASSET introduced its NGO partners in Bangalore to the NASSCOM Foundation to facilitate hardware and software donations.

9. ASSET is assisting www.savethechildrenindia.net with hardware and software donations as well as curriculum. Save the Children works with girls rescued from trafficking in Mumbai.

Comments:
  • Dennis
    Dennis This is succinct and to the point. More data on points 2. and 3. above would be useful. Keep up the good work!
    • 6 years ago
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  • Dr. Ram Gopalan
    Dr. Ram Gopalan Heartening progress in the immense work ahead.
    • 6 years ago
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  • zaivala
    zaivala Sounds wonderful, keep up the great work! How can we help expand capacity?
    • 6 years ago
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  • Chitra
    Chitra I am delighted to hear about the students who opted for higher education, and not in the least surprised that the demand for this course has overtaken capacity. More power to you!
    • 6 years ago
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