Provide computers for high-risk children in India

 
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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!
      • 7 years ago
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Exciting developments/Progress report Nov 2007
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    1. High tech company in Chennai has agreed to employ ASSET- Chennai students as Interns/employees . The initial salary that includes training will be around Rs.3,000 and at the end of year 1 they can earn up to Rs.5,000 and at the end of year 3 the potential is to earn up to Rs.15,000 a month. This was made possible by...
    • 7 years ago
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    • Dr. Ram Gopalan
      Dr. Ram Gopalan ASSET continues to outperform all expectations. Their growth is phenomenal.
      • 7 years ago
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    September report/CEOs metoring ASSET students
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    Greetings! The ASSET Kolkata center in partnership with Apne Aap(http://www.apneaap.org/activity.html) is fully operational. Students from Aapne Aap's facilities in Topsia and Khidderpore (red light district) are enrolled in the classes. Students from Aapne Aap- Subhash camp, Delhi will be attending classes in the...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 913 donations
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    CEOs visit ASSET center in Chennai
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    CEOs of hitech companies and the program manager for the STRIVE program visited the students and staff at the ASSET/ICWO center in Chennai on Wednesday August 29th. Their observations and recommendations are attached along with the IFMR Trust's STRIVE program.
    • 7 years ago
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Observations from a project visit
    By - Meredith Landis - GlobalGiving Volunteer
    In the greater Chennai region, many women resort to sex-work in order to survive. As a result, there are nearly 10,000 children of sex-workers that are ostracized from their communities, keeping them from acquiring the skills needed for gainful employment. Ray Umashankar and Abishek Kumar founded a program to help...
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    • Dr. Ram Gopalan
      Dr. Ram Gopalan ASSET seems to tirelessly provide as much direct service to the affected children as possible. Let us hope more industries volunteer to hire these kids.
      • 7 years ago
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Aptech training/Microsoft software-June Report
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    JUNE 2007 REPORT 1. English classes are in progress at the ASSET centers in Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Gorakhpur 2. Proposals have been submitted to Dell Foundation for DELL hardware donations for cities where Dell has a presence. 3. Microsoft India will donate software and the Unlimited Potential program to all...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Progress report
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    Present enrollments are: Chennai- 60 students Kolkata: 22 Gorakhpur-20 Delhi-60 Hyderabad-20 Bangalore and Pune are yet to start. Mr. S.S.Krishnan, currently the Executive Chairman of Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited ( CIBIL-www.cibil.com) will join ASSET as its India Country manager in November 2007....
    • 7 years ago
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Chairman of Convio joins ASSET Advisory Board
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    I am very pleased to announce that Vinay Bhagat, Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy officer of Convio has agreed to serve on ASSET's Advisory board. http://www.convio.com/site/PageServer Vinay Bhagat, Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer Vinay founded Convio in April 1999 after volunteering at a...
    • 8 years ago
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Opening of the ASSET Center
    By - Ray Umashankar - Project Leader
    I am pleased to inform you that David Feldmann, Vice Consul, U.S. Consulate General participated in the program and officially opened the ASSET center on Thursday, March 22 at 6 P.M. The real celebration will be when we place these students in internships and jobs. That is the only metric that matters. Please see...
    • 8 years ago
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Why ASSET will succeed
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    I returned last night from India and wish to give you a brief summary. A detailed India trip report will follow in a couple of days. I wish to highlight three specific areas: 1. Lessons learned from NGOs who tried but failed in computer literacy programs We learned that many NGOs attempted to provide computer...
    • 8 years ago
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    • Aiyaswamy
      Aiyaswamy Reports like this help its supporters understand what ASSET is aiming to accomplish and what it's trying to eradicate. This report gives its readers vivid images of what young girls are going through and what they're forced to do just to survive. With this report, it makes me want to continue to support ASSET, and I... Read more »
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    • SK8Fish
      SK8Fish I appreciate the sobering stories and am further convinced about the importance and urgency of ASSET and other organizations' work. Thank you for the update and for sharing the ways you can be more effective in this space.
      • 8 years ago
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    Partnering with SMILE Foundation, Delhi
    By - Ray Umashankar - Executive Director
    The programme is encouraged & supported by Academic Partner Ray Umashankar [right], Executive Director, Asset India Foundation, USA who is also a Dean at University of Arizona, handing over partnership papers to Mr. K. K. Varma [Chief - Projects & Partnerships, SMILE] and Mr. Santanu Mishra...
    • 8 years ago
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    ASSET Management
    By - India Abroad - Indian diaspora newspaper
    Please click below to read an article about ASSET which appeared in the Feb. 9th issue of India Abroad!
    • 8 years ago
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India posted a progress report
    ASSET Center- Report for November
    By - Ray Umashankar - Director
    There are currently 17 students (14 girls, 3 boys). It will be 20 students very shortly. We will be offering English language lessons starting in 2 weeks. We will be starting a mother/daughter computer learning class shortly. The Children are very motivated and they want to do well. They help keep the learning...
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  • Provide computers for high-risk children in India has received 132 donations
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