Mar 3, 2021

Change begins in crisis; We will make it happen together!

Dear Friends and Supporters of Anudip Foundation,

As we begin 2021, millions of vulnerable youth in India are still grappling with everything from the COVID-19 pandemic leading from loss of livelihoods, lack of health care to extreme poverty – all in addition to any unknown hardships that lie ahead. With support from generous donors like you, we provided essentials and livelihoods to income-less families in this crisis. While doing that we engaged our donors to witness themselves the life-changing contributions they are making from around the world through LIVE video calls during distributions. Thanks to Digital!

Hear what our donors experienced

Here’s what we have done:

  • 60,000+ income-less individuals impacted with dry ration and food

  • 400+ small businesses digitized to e-commerce platforms scaling a 35% increase in their income since physical spaces and shops were non-functional in lockdown

  • 900+ 3D printed face-shields distributed to frontline healthcare givers

  • 20,000+ youth aspirants from needy communities and income-less families trained with a 70% employment success-rate

Stories of  livelihoods in crisis:

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Making matters even worse, the ILO warned that around 1.6 billion workers in the informal economy – that is nearly half of the global workforce – stand in immediate danger of having their livelihoods destroyed. It means so much to know that you’ll be by our side in 2021, helping us create lifelong change for the neediest sections of the society

Here’s what needs to be done:
We are raising funds to up-skill at least one member of an income-less household to acquire a fresh skill and get a job to rebuild livelihoods using financial assistance, skill training, market linkages and by partnering with local businesses, large corporations, and local government. They’re counting on you to helping them build a livelihood today. 

Here’s how we witness the change you are making:

  • LIVE Zoom Calls

Update you on their latest development and face-to-face interaction with the beneficiary/beneficiaries you are supporting

  • Monthly Impact Reports

Detailing on the trajectory of training, employment, and livelihood creation of the beneficiary you have supported

Your generous support would make this work possible. With your help, we can ensure that 2021 is filled with hope and opportunity for the world’s most vulnerable.

With Gratitude,
Anudip Foundation Family

Nov 5, 2020

The Show Must Go On : Skilling and Empowering should never be discontinued

Dear Friends and Supporters of Anudip Foundation,

Since we last wrote, we've been busy responding to the overwhelming critical needs of communities for whom the threat of starvation loomed largely. As the pandemic took hold here, we started a Covid-19 Response Project to support the most vulnerable. We are grateful for the donations and in-kind support that has allowed us to reach over 55,000+ migrant workers, small hawkers, domestic help, theatre, and live-artists who have lost their livelihoods in this pandemic with dry ration and essential kits which would last for a month.

You will not be surprised to read that “Skilling and Empowering should never be discontinued” - has been our mantra since the outbreak of the COVID-19, which came with stringent restrictions. With this conviction, we evolved a paradigm shift from Physical to Digital mode of training for the marginalized youth aspirants- realizing how important it is for them to come out the other side of this pandemic with job-ready skills. This risk-control decision has led hundreds of our students, who are mostly youth from low-income impoverished backgrounds into temporary ‘home-skilling’. Certainly, these changes have initiated a degree of discomfort, owing to the absence and non-affordability of own smartphones among the needy youth which has been one of the major handicaps to adapt the online mode of skill training.

However, Anudip, with its vision to create digital livelihoods, and its eagerness to build a shared world where everyone has equal access to technology has initiated its Old for you, New For Some Campaign, appealing all to donate their old workable smart-phones, laptops, and tabs—to make it possible for someone from a less privileged background to learn through the device.  For students who are facing high-speed internet bandwidth, we are paying for their data and internet connectivity to enable them to attend the classes.

So far, 200+ batches are conducted across 16 Indian States and multi-sector work-from-opportunities has been generated for the needy students, since our decision to transform from physical to virtual classes. The COVID-crisis also has given us an excellent opportunity to force the entire ecosystem to work online in tandem with quality, while keeping the opportunity-limited youth alive to the vital importance to equip themselves with new-age skills and employment.

Loss of traditional livelihoods has been the most paralyzing aspect of the pandemic so an imperative need for creating an alternative livelihood for the income-less population using financial assistance, new skills training, and market linkages is our key agenda.  We look forward to your continued support in enabling us to stand with the neediest sections of the society in this global crisis.

With Gratitude,
Anudip Family
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Jul 8, 2020

Rebuilding Livelihoods of Migrants Workers

Where and how many we impacted with your support
Where and how many we impacted with your support

Dear Well Wishers and Supporters of Anudip Foundation,

Loss of livelihoods has been the most paralyzing aspect of the pandemic. 40+ million migrant daily-waged workers have been hit hard by COVID-19. As they reach home enduring unprecedented ordeals, they face the risk of hunger, indebtedness, and prolonged unemployment. Their families face high infection risk and their children, the loss of learning. Our first response was to raise funds with your support and provide ration and essential supplies to 47,000+ who have expressed the need for it across impoverished locations. Please find the link to COVID relief work we carried out in the pandemic

Whilst we continue to engage in the critical work of supplying food and other essential resources to those who need it, we recognize that this is only the beginning of a crisis. It is bound to have a lasting impact on vulnerable groups, far greater than we can foresee. It would require a multi-pronged response strategy both long and short term, addressing challenges faced across various verticals - both in the source and destination areas of migration. We are thus raising funds to scale up capabilities to support the re-building livelihoods of migrant workers, whose occupation is affected by COVID-19 lockdown.

Your funds would be used for the major thee themes:

  • EMERGENCY RELIEF: Continue to address immediate needs of migrants through dry ration/ hygiene essentials·       
  • ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOODS: Up-skill at least one member of a migrant household acquires a fresh skill·       
  • PUBLIC HEALTH: Support vulnerable communities in protecting themselves from Covid-19 and help them access medical preparedness using digital tools

How can you help?

By contributing to this fundraiser, you would become a stakeholder in not only providing immediate relief to migrant and vulnerable workers but also in creating a broader platform for their visibility and sustainability. Your contribution would generate the momentum to ensure dignified work and lives for workers everywhere. 

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