Anudip Team at ICT4D Conference
Dear Friends and Supporters,
It is yet again time for us to share few new and exciting developments at Anudip but before that we would like to introduce one of our ex-students, Asharam. A resident of an insurgent area in Jharkhand state of India, Asharam had to quit studies after school due to financial constraints and need for economic stability. Lack of skills and poor knowledge of job and opportunities did little to boost his confidence. During Anudip’s mobilization activities Asharam was introduced to benefits of developing and enhancing ones skills to increase his/her employability prospects through our digital livelihoods programs; that are specially designed keeping in mind the students learning abilities and employers needs.
With dedication and focus Ashram completed Anudip’s digital skills training program and got placement at IT-ITeS services company as ITeS executive. Today not only is he supporting his family and their basic needs but is also seen as a role model among his peers.
Like Asharam, we hope to reach more such students in need; and will bring more such stories in our next report.
The last three months have not only been eventful for the team but a huge learning experience too. Sharing the excerpts:
Anudip, a part of ICT4D conference:
Held for the first time in India, the recent 2017 ICT4D Conference bought together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community to explore how innovation in technology is increasing the impact of development work and making a measurable difference in the lives of millions of people.
Anudip was one of the organizing partners for the ICT4D conference 2017. ICT4D 2017 gathered 34 exhibitors from around the world to demonstrate a wide range of technology solutions and services, designs and ideas from multiple sectors. Anudip’s exhibits attracted hundreds of enthusiasts to learn about technology for digital livelihoods and world-class digital services.
Quality Control Initiative:
Anudip’s very recent initiative for ensuring quality and efficiency in the complete Student Life Cycle Management is Quality Control Process that would be helpful for developing online Quality Control (QC) platform; improve and design QC formats. QC components are being developed around the student life cycle management system for ensuring quality training and placement to the target audience.
Anudip has taken up new challenges in terms of reaching out a large number of marginalized youth from disadvantaged communities. Retail Management, Microfinance and e-commerce have been included as new courseware for empowering the youth towards scalable livelihood opportunities. Sustainable livelihoods and financial inclusion are the two different dimensions which Anudip is trying to attain through these new courses.
Anudip has collaborated with Tata Consultancy Services for their Affirmative Action Program for marginalized youth from schedule caste and schedule tribe communities. This program would provide these youth with job specific skills to enhance their employability skills through ANudip’s placement cell.
Similarly Anudip and Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation Limited (CESC Ltd.), have come together to work and support differently-abled persons through Anudip’s Specially-Abled Vocational Education (SAVE) program.
i-Initiate has joined hands together with Anudip for implementing skill development program for the marginalized SC and ST youth of West Bengal. This collaboration not only has given Anudip a chance to extend its technology-enabled programs to the specific target audience but also work towards more structured program objectives. Anudip looks forward to meeting their expectations and deliverables.
Thank you again for your support and faith in Anudip. We pledge to continue this positive journey together to help young men and women in need.
Asharam at his office in West Bengal