Jan 3, 2019

Building Skills for Women Empowerment

Anudip Executive Director, Monisha receives award
Anudip Executive Director, Monisha receives award

Dear Friends,

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year!!

As we bid farewell to 2018, Anudip could not have hoped for a better recognition for its performance in the field of Innovation on Skill Development - as a winner of Skoch Award.

Anudip transforms lives! It creates aspirational livelihoods through digital inclusion and technology driven programs for career aspirants in emerging economies. It has been empowering tens of thousands of young people from difficult backgrounds, training them in professional skills since 2007. Skoch Award acknowledges Anudip's programs as the top skill development projects in India for empowering youth with digital skills.

Creating opportunities and investing in women

Anudip invests deeply in opportunities for women to acquire meaningful skills that will help them build not only a secure future but also negotiate multiple life domains, enhance critical thinking and become economically independent. One such person to have achieved this is Moumita, a young 23 year old girl from a middle class family, of West Bengal India, who was able to achieve her goals through our digital livelihoods program.

Even as a graduate, Moumita was unable to secure a job due to her poor quality education and lack of employer specific skills. During mobilization and through orientation and counselling, Moumita enrolled for Anudip’s graphic designing course. The course has been specially designed keeping the students background in mind, which utilizes digitized content in multimedia format for effective learnings. This blended learning training methodology has provided positive results by placing higher number of students in jobs.

Moumita’s commitment to the course and mock interview preparations helped in securing graphic designer job at Adware Communication, West Bengal. Today she is earning INR 12,000 per month (USD 171) and corporate benefits such as health insurance, provident funds etc. which contributes to her holistic development.

Today not only she is able to contribute towards her family income but also participate actively within the family, communities and wider society. We have no doubt that through her she will influence her peers and put emphasis on quality education and financial independence.

Until next time!

With best wishes,

Anudip Family

Moumita, working at her new job
Moumita, working at her new job
Oct 8, 2018

Reaching Youth from Crisis-Stricken Backgrounds

Youth@Anudip's Skill and Career Development Center
Youth@Anudip's Skill and Career Development Center

Dear Friends,

We are thrilled to share that Anudip has finally taken the step towards transforming the underserved portion of the world by scaling its digital livelihoods program – Internationally!

The on-ground success of empowering over 85,000 high-risk Indian youth has encouraged Anudip to expand its operations to equip urban minority youth in the United States, starting with New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans, which is emerging as one of the fastest growing high-tech job markets in the United States, is a home to a large number of economically disadvantaged youth, facing limited access to gainful employment. Highlighting an opportunity to connect these low-income youth with sustainable careers, Anudip with its proven training model and key learnings from India, is conducting its unique online technology-driven program DIYA (Digital Inclusion of Young Aspirants) in New Orleans.

Anudip’s Digital Leaders’ Program in America has been launched in partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Apex Community Advancement in New Orleans, funded by Cisco. “We look forward to empowering youth in New Orleans; leveraging the power of digitization,” said Dipak Basu, Anudip CEO.

Please check out this new video Anudip’s PR and Communication team prepared, which captures the true impact being created in the lives of our marginalised youth; https://youtu.be/AERyMm_UnkI

 

Best Wishes,

Anudip Team

Anudip's achievement and hard work at a glimpse
Anudip's achievement and hard work at a glimpse
Jul 9, 2018

Developing Successful Social Impact Among Poor Youth

Digbijoy at his office in Bangalore
Digbijoy at his office in Bangalore

Dear Friends,

It’s that time of the year when we proudly share our progress with you and how your contribution and support is helping Anudip unlock potential among youth who lack guidance, knowledge and resources.

Anudip has established skills development centers in over 90 villages and urban slums to provide digital livelihood skills to unemployed young people for new economy jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities. With the help of our current and new partnerships Anudip has trained over 75,000 marginalized youth with 70% placement success.

Based on employers and students needs, Anudip's customized training courses are proving to have a positive and sustainable effect among students in areas such as financial, confidence, self-belief, determination, developing the ability to interact and work effectively with others.

One such student is Digbijoy, a 26 year old who belongs to a rural poverty stricken family in Bhagwanpur village of Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal state, and has faced many challenges every day due to his dwarfism. He completed his higher secondary education struggling against all odds. He was bullied and humiliated due to his restricted growth disorder most of his life. The situation worsened after the death of his parents and even his elder brother abandoned him owing to his physical appearance, pushing him deeper into isolation. He was left to fend for himself.

However Digbijoy did not get demotivated, he started working in a local sweet shop; cleaning dishes to earn his living. Nevertheless, opportunities always find those who are resilient. During a door to door mobilization drive conducted by Anudip, Digbijoy came across the Specially-Abled Vocational Education (SAVE) program and its benefits. He immediately enrolled in the training program with high hopes at Anudip digital skills training centre and began to attend the lectures regularly.

With his strong will-power and determination and constant guidance and motivation from Anudip trainers, Digbijoy successfully completed the training in certificate in office automation and digital education. Soon enough he was equipped with a better personality, good communication skills and technical knowledge. Through DISHA– a multi company recruitment drive hosted by Anudip, Digbijoy was hired by Vindhya E-Infomedia Private Limited a reputed business processing outsourcing (BPO) based in Bangalore. He has joined at Bangalore branch as customer support executive and is earning INR 11,000 per month. He is also keen on completing his graduation through open learning.

Digbijoy is a perfect example of someone who has successfully converted a disability into an opportunity. We have only one word for him – Respect!

 

We hope to achieve new milestones and keep sharing those with you regularly. We cannot thank you enough for supporting us and believing in our mission.

 

Best Wishes,

Anudip Team

 
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