Anudip Foundation for Social Welfare

Anudip's mission is to generate sustainable knowledge-economy livelihoods for underserved rural women and youth, through its market aligned skills training (MAST) program. Through MAST Anudip creates entrepreneur groups among students interested in starting IT-enabled business startups or unable to go for urban jobs for economical or traditional reasons.
Apr 7, 2016

Recognition, Expansion & New Collaborations

Dear Friends,

We cannot wait to share these good news and support that has poured in the last three months. What a wonderful way to wrap up 2015 and welcome 2016!

Our efforts, hard work and presence, in Kolkata, in the field of Information Technology has not only been recognized through awards but also has been covered by one of the largest circulation newspaper – USA Today. It is no ordinary task to operate our technology-enabled programs across seven states through 150 training centers. West Bengal as one of the most poor and agriculture driven state, has a high percentage of unemployed youth. But Anudip’s, and its sister organization, iMerit’s intervention programs are not only improving socio-economic conditions of these youth but also enhancing the IT workforce in Kolkata.

 

Renewed Support

Every time our existing funders and supporters extend their funding, it fills us with an immense sense of gratitude and confidence in our program and its vision. Omidyar Network (ON), one of the largest philanthropic investment firm, and Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) has not only supported us through the years but will continue to do so for the next three years. Anudip looks forward to meeting their expectations and deliverables.

 

New State, New Partnership and another challenge

Though with every renewed contract with our old partner gives us confidence yet it is the new challenge and partnership that makes our heart racing. Hoping towards a long-term association with Citi Foundation, USA, Anudip has entered into its first phase of its technology driven program in Andhra Pradesh. This collaboration not only has given us a chance to extend our technology-enabled programs to another state but also work towards more structured program objectives. Financial literacy, economic stability, upliftment in their standard of living, gender equality and new economy skilled workforce is what Anudip team will focus on achieving through this collaboration.

 

We cannot thank enough our present and new partners for showing their support and faith in our programs and its services towards the underprivileged.

 

Gratefully,

Anudip Team

Jan 4, 2016

Exciting New Year Ahead

100% visually challenged Chandana at work
100% visually challenged Chandana at work

Dear friends,

Anudip had a successful 2015 that was highlighted by our:

  • expanding training capacity
  • entering service for high risk populations like persons with disabilities and political refugees
  • building an online learning system in partnership with Udemy
  • establishing a presence at the nation's capital, and
  • improving gender ratio of beneficiaries from 30% women to 40%.

We brought on board a new financial controller who has rich experience in nonprofit comliance, and a new director who is an acknowledgef leader in technology for education.

 in Early in 2016 Anudip will enter two new states, Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh, in our push to ultimately cover the country. We have an ambitious technology driven plan to revamp our training model that will be implemented in phases during the year.

I would like to dwell a bit on our program for people with disabilties called SAVE - specially abled vocational education. There is absolutely no higher happiness than in seeing a bright individual, hitherto held back by a physical or visual disability, finish our training program and secure a job and a steady future, In a country which is pathetically disabled-unfriendly both in societal stigma and access to services, our rural beneficiaries are heroes at the start by securing a high school education. Their relief, and that of their parents, when they get a job offer and start work, is reward many times over for our SAVE program.

Thank you once again for your support through the years.

Happy New Year!

Dipak Basu, CEO

Oct 6, 2015

The year ahead

A master trainer manages multiple training centers
A master trainer manages multiple training centers

Dear Friends and Supporters,

 

For 2015-16 we have set ourselves a target to train 15,000 marginalized women and youth from high-need communities; with the specific objective of enhancing their socio-economic status with the help of digital livelihood training.

 

Over the last decade Anudip has witnessed a slow but steady change in these communities’ perception towards digital livelihood and its power to shape a better future for them. Today digital livelihood is creating sustainable livelihood opportunity for rural and peri-urban impoverished communities across India. In an effort to meet its mission to train 150,000 poor women and youth through market aligned skills training and IT projects service by 2020, Anudip is extensively entering new Indian states like Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

 

Our centers are carefully chosen keeping in mind easier accessibility for poor women and youth. This not only helps in the attendance of the students during the training but also helps in student counselling sessions prior to the training program. It is vital to involve community and family members in these sessions since it improves ultimate job placement and retention of students. Anudip has successfully placed 75% of its students into corporate jobs and business start-ups since inception.

 

With your donations and GlobalGiving’s support, Anudip has been able to reach 45,000+ youth in need of new/alternative careers. Even small amounts donated have made significate impact on them and their families. Thank you for helping us shape a better future for these students through our programs!

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