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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 2 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Trafficking of girls from rural areas
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    In order to preven the trafficking of minor girls from the tea estates in north eastern India, ASSET partner Save the Children has been active in supporting the Govt. of India 's proposed a new and much upgraded Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014 in India and has already introduced the same in...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 2 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 3 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Trafficking of girls from Assam tea estates
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    ASSET India foundation, in partnership with Bachpan Bachao Andolan-BBA(Save the Childhood Movement) an organization founded by world renowned human rights activist Kailash Satyarthi has embarked on a fundraising challenge to rescue girls from the Assam tea plantations who have been sold by traffickers. Our...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 4 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 2 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 2 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 2 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 2 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Visiting partners in India Jan-Feb 2014
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    1.Attached photos were taken with some of the 130 trafficking survivors in Boisar, located 50 miles from Mumbai This center is run by our partner rescue Foundation.Two of the girls were pregnant and another two had their children with them. ASSET is providing the salaries for 2 teachers in each of the Rescue Foundation...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 2 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 3 donations
    • 9 months ago
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Microfinance loans to devadasis (sex workers)
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    1. In partnership with Bangalore based Microfinance institution Milaap, ASSET India Foundation has funded $100,000 in interest loans to ex devadasis (sex workers) in 37 villages in Karnataka to start income generating businesses so that their daughters and grand daughters won't have to enter the flesh trade. Though the...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 2 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 3 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 31 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    New partnerships, Microfinance loans
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    In addition to our continued success with partners Prajwala, Apne Aap, the following new partnerships have been set in motion: 1. Mahila Abhivrudhdhi maththu Samrakshana Samsthe (MAAS) - Belgaum A membership organization of ex-devadasis (sex workers), with over 2,500 members, MASS has acquired good...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Educating the children of Devadasis
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    ASSET India Foundation has identified two reputable organization in the state of Karnataka that rehabilitate and educate the children of devadasis. In order to prevent the children from entering the flesh trade, ASSET will be providing laptop computers and digital educational content through iEinstein.org founded by well...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Stanford students select ASSET for class project
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    At the invitation of Professor Tom Kosnik (Fenwick and West Consulting Professor, Stanford Technology Ventures Program,), ASSET India Foundation submitted the Forbesgunj BPO proposal (attached) to the Global Entrepreneurship Marketing (GEM) course. The formal presentation was made by me on January 11th at Stanford. There...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Forbesgunj center progress report
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    ASSET India Foundation is building a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) center in Forbesgunj, Bihar- close to the India Nepal border. This center will train and employ 100 girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking, children of sex workers and vulnerable girls. 1. The girls will be paid 2000 Rupees per month...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 42 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    India Trip Progress report
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    DELHIOur center in Delhi trains girls who are children of sex workers. In this community of Najafgarh, the men sit around drinking and playing cards all day and send their wives out for sex work from midnight till 4 am. Many of the men have cars and they drive the wives to the hotels or sidedness! They don't let their...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Good news and some not so good news
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    I am very pleased that Lumos Labs, creator of Lumosity (www.lumosity.com) has agreed to partner with ASSET to do a pilot with their highly acclaimed LEAP program. Please see link below: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110411005703/en/Lumosity-Launches-LEAP-Enhance-Children’s-Education-AccelerateThe program was...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Progress Report
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    A Very happy New Year to all the ASSET donors and supporters. Based on the very positive results from the English Helper Pilot project, ASSET India Foundation has entered into an agreement with English Helper (http://englishhelper.com/about_eh.htm) to provide the various modules that will benefit nearly 5,000 girls rescued...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 49 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Arunodaya Placement, Sunitha Krishnan after TED
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    ASSET partner Arunodaya was able to place 100% of the students in jobs after their completion of the training. Please see attached placement report. It has been a year since ASSET partnerand Prajwala founder Dr. Sunitha Krishnan was on TED. Here is an update from her, a year later:...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Training ASSET students to be nurses
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    We are in the process of setting up a pilot project in the state of Orissa to train a small group of children of sex workers/girls rescued from trafficking to enter a two year Nursing program The pilot is being set up as follows:  1. ASSET is working with local NGOs/Government HIV/AIDS agencies to identify five...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    New partners and centers
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    Greetings! We are in the final stages of our evaluation of a new partner organization in Chennai. They have a number of projects and one of them is HIV/AIDS intervention working with HIV-infected women and sex workers. They work primarily with the mothers and support their children monetarily. These children are in the...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    ASSET partner Dr. Sunitha Krishnan//Donor visits ASSET-Mumbai
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    Greetings! ASSET India Foundations partner in Hyderabad is Prajwala, founded by Dr. Sunitha Krishnan. She has rescued more than 5,000 girls from sex trafficking. Her talk (link below) is touching and inspiring.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE1Ia8yG50A Also, Mary Ellen Pitruszynski, Executive Director of Sooch...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 72 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Using Microfinance for student fees
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    I am pleased to report the ASSET center in Mumbai again has achieved 100 % placement for the students in the last batch. This center is located in the heart of the red light district in Mumbai. Mary Ellen Pietruszynski, Executive Director of Sooch Foundation- a major ASSET donor- will be visiting the ASSET Mumbai ...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    $20,000 Grant from Dell
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    ASSET received a grant of $20,000 from Dell. The money is being used for additional computers for our center in Hyderabad. Our partner organization Prajwala has rescued nearly 5,000 girls from sex trafficking. These additional computers will help train more girls in several locations.
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Interviews of ASSET students=Mumbai
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    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...
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    ASSET top project chosen by Ericsson to showcase at Tech conference
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    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...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    JP Morgan/Chase Giving $ 1 Million Facebook Competition
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    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...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Famous Author Supports ASSET
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    Greetings! Chetan Bhagat is the author of three blockbuster novels, all of which have remained bestsellers since their release and have inspired major Bollywood films. The New York Times called Chetan the ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history.’ Seen more as a youth icon than just an...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    A Postcard from
    By - Pat Loewi - Visitor
    Dear Ray, Vinita, Kiran, and Shayaan, What a pleasure it was to visit your compelling ASSET Program. I so enjoyed interviewing the students, parents, teachers and administrative staff. This program, housed in two small rooms in a low-income neighborhood of Dehli is focused on computer education, English language and Life...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    ASSET Center- Mumbai
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    Greetings! The ASSET center in Mumbai was opened earlier this year. The center is located in a dilapidated government school building- in the heart of Kamathipura- Mumbai's red light district! Businesses all around the school including stalls selling everything from cigarettes, vegetables, magazines to phone shops with...
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    • Chitra
      Chitra Well done ASSET -- your progress is truly phenomenal!
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 86 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    ASSET Partnership with MILLEE-Carnegie Mellon University
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    I am very pleased to announce a partnership with the MILLEE project directed by Professor Matt Kam of Carnegie Mellon University. I serve as adviser to the MILLEE project. MILLEE stands for : Mobile and Immersion Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies. It is centered on Cellphone applications that enable children...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Major support from Dell
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    I am delighted to inform you that Dell Foundation awarded another $20,000 grant to ASSET India Foundation- $10,000 for PCs for the center in Bangalore and $10,000 for instructors salary support. In addition Dell India staff members will actively volunteer and provide support in the following areas at each of the ASSET...
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    • Rahul
      Rahul It is so nice of Dell Foundation to support for such a good cause. I am really happy to see the changes taking place in our country.
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    ASSET Progress Report
    By - Ray Umashankar - Exciting new developments
    1. All the seven existing ASSET centers have been brought under the management of SMILE Foundation(http://www.smilefoundationindia.org/e_learning.htm) which has an all India presence. SMILE's regional offices will be involved in the recruitment and retention of students as well as the monitoring the performance of teachers...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Zaivala
      Zaivala When I first donated to this project two years ago, it seemed as if nobody cared... now it's an award-winning program, and children are definitely being helped out of the world their mothers were stuck in.
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    • Chitra
      Chitra Brilliant work. I particularly admire the way in which you keep pushing back your own frontiers with every step forward. Bravo, ASSET team!
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Ray Umashankar awarded 2009 Purpose Prize
    By - Dr. Sue Umashankar - Director
    I am pleased to report that Ray Umashankar, Executive Director of ASSET India Foundation was awarded the 2008 Civic Ventures Purpose Prize for Social Entrepreneurs over the age of 60. The cash award of $10,000 will be donated to the ASSET India Foundation for hiring additional English language and computer teachers for the...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 152 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    July 2008 Progress report
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    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...
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    • 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!
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    • Dr. Ram Gopalan
      Dr. Ram Gopalan Heartening progress in the immense work ahead.
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    • zaivala
      zaivala Sounds wonderful, keep up the great work! How can we help expand capacity?
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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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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    ASSET Progress Report March 2008
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    ASSET REPORT March 2008 1.ASSET has partnered with BeyondCore.com for ASSET students to be trained in BeyondCore’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. 2.SaaS automatically measures business process error rates and identifies...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Life Skills intsructors hired for ASSET/Chennai
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    Greetings! I am pleased to inform our donors that after a meeting with the parents and obtaining their consent, 26 students students from the first batch at ASSET-Chennai will be joining NewGen Imaging in Chennai as interns. The ASSET students joining NewGen are 18 years are older and legally eligible to work....
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    • Dennis
      Dennis I like this. Brief and to the point. Would have been useful to hear how much is at stake in the Parade Challenge, and how the project is doing!
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