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Feb 11, 2019

AMBA Report for February 2019

2 Sisters having some FUN @ Non Computer Activity
2 Sisters having some FUN @ Non Computer Activity

Dear Friend,

You subscribed to email updates from Empower Intellectually Disabled with Technology by AMBA, a project on GlobalGiving. Here's the unedited update from the field: 

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AMBA is an Ashoka Fellow driven, not for profit, social enterprise. AMBA addresses Alternate Education and Employment for adults with moderate to severe intellectual disability, who have no capacity to cope with the Open System of Learning or Employment. 

To resolve this challenge, AMBA has collaborated with Special Institutions that address and understand this community and have helped them become hubs for Alternate Learning and Employment. We call them ACPCs (AMBA Certified Partner Centers). 

We have in the last three years accelerated scale and shared the AMBA Concept with 475 ACPCs in 25 states in India. 80% in Rural India where bringing employment in general is challenging. 37% of our work force are women. 

AMBA curriculum has received copyright/IPR status pan India.  The peer driven, functional training process enables visual matching skills to perform high quality and accurate back office data entry roles for various clients.

Today these skills are being used for doing the back end annotations for a camera based Artificial Intelligence solution. There is a possibility of AMBA getting AI backend work from Israel. 

Post Global Automation  and the massive changes in processes, we have accrued huge possibilities of Business to match the training that we do. 600 youngsters from 33 ACPCs are in Live work training;  1500 youngsters from 72 ACPCs are ready to go into Live work in 2019-20; over 4000 youngsters from 199 ACPCs into Live work from 2019-2022.  171 ACPCs will be work ready by 2021 going into Live work by 2023.

We have the Business to enable economic empowerment  and employment to  20 beneficiaries in each ACPC, while helping the ACPC become a hub for Learning, Employment and Scale within the ACPC.  We need Annual Funding in continuity to enable training and employment using ICT, the computer and Peer driven processes.

The cost per beneficiary is just Rs. 27,000/= all the way into work to include the laptop, training and monitoring using ICT and physically visiting and abetting progress. 

Better internet connectivity to 80% of the AMBA partnerships in small towns and villages to abet productivity. Dongles are core productive than wired connectivity in most places Back end jobs from the Telecommunications, Banking, Passport, Insurance sectors to the AMBA Core Center in Bangalore to route work to the AMBA Certified Partnerships across India.

We are also looking for a partner to enable the AMBA Township in Bangalore, to include: a residential Centre of Excellence to impart and share the AMBA Training in scale; a residential BPO to cover the residential and employment requirements of 2000 adults in the first phase; a research and documentation centre; Nursing and First Aid and a retirement Home for the Parents and Care Givers of the community we serve. A residential solution in the parents’ lifetime. We really need support to enable scale in continuity, to enable a movement to ensure scale even beyond us:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0KjrJcdmGE&t=54s gives you a visual of how we use Peers at the AMBA HQ, Bangalore and the Team viewer to access the peers in the AMBA Certified Partnerships across India, to start work training for them.

The Social impact in giving them the dignity of becoming  contributors to their home and Society is amazing to witness. 

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Dec 18, 2018

AMBA Report December 2018

Sowmya at Work !!
Sowmya at Work !!

Dear Friend, You subscribed to email updates from Empower Intellectually Disabled with Technology by AMBA, a project on GlobalGiving. Here's the unedited update from the field: AMBA is an Ashoka Fellow driven, not for profit, social enterprise that enables ‘alternate learning’ leading to employment for adults with moderate to severe intellectual disability across 25 states in India. This community cannot cope with the Open System of Learning at any level, nor can they adjust to working within mainstream companies so AMBA collaborates with Special schools and helps them evolve into Hubs for Learning and Earning. We then bring in Back office work to these collaborations to enable employment to this community. The curriculum for this community does not teach them how to use the computer, but uses the computer as a tool, peer driven at every stage, to enable visual data entry, audit of supporting documents and back end facial annotations for an Artificial Intelligence solution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0KjrJcdmGE&t=54s gives you a visual of how we use Peers at the AMBA HQ, Bangalore and the Team viewer to access the peers in the AMBA Certified Partnerships across India, to start work training for them. We have to date shared the AMBA concept with 475 AMBA Certified Partnerships across 25 states in India and growing. Our target is to reach 150000 youngsters within 1500 ACPCs by 2025 enabling 100% work to them by 2030. We need Annual Funding in continuity to enable training and employment using ICT, the computer and Peer driven processes to 4400 adults with moderate to severe intellectual disability across India every year. The cost per beneficiary is just Rs. 27,000/= all the way into work to include the laptop, training and monitoring using ICT and physically visiting and abetting progress. Better internet connectivity to 80% of the AMBA partnerships in small towns and villages to abet productivity. Dongles are core productive than wired connectivity in most places Back end jobs from the Telecommunications, Banking, Passport, Insurance sectors to the AMBA Core Center in Bangalore to route work to the AMBA Certified Partnerships across India. Our AMBA Certified Partnerships across India could also be used as AADHAR update centres. Aside from this they have started doing the back end facial annotations/ mapping to support the preventive camera based artificial intelligence solution for prevention of accidents in the Bay area in the USA. The possibility of enhancing security in Government spaces, Malls, Stadiums, Metro, Airports, etc. is worth addressing and would enable back end work for the AMBA Community in continuity. All of this is done while meeting the security and service level agreements of the clients who give us the work. 110 ACPCs are in different stages of work training and going into Live work shortly. We need a smart, secure Cloud Based Architecture to ensure maximum productivity. We address the needs of 4400 youngsters with intellectual disability within 200 collaborations across India annually. 80% of these AMBA Certified Partnerships (ACPCs) are in small towns and villages, so our solution has to be extremely low cost for assured continuity. AMBA was deeply affected by Global automation. 25 ACPCs lost work. The positive was that 4 of these ACPCs were empowered enough to find work for themselves. Post automation, we are negotiating with the AADHAR Team for our AMBA Certified Partnerships across India to become AADHAR update centres A leading Telecommunications company is considering enabling multiple back end jobs through AMBA to 34 ACPCs across India. Aside from this the AMBA Core Center has started doing the back end facial annotations/ mapping to support the preventive camera based artificial intelligence solution for prevention of accidents in the Bay area in the USA. All of this is done while meeting the security and service level agreements of the clients who give us the work. Would Global Giving Volunteers visit with the AMBA Core Centre in Bangalore to understand their capability and capacity and help us explore solutions for Back end jobs from the Telecommunications, Banking, Passport, Insurance sectors. There are many other possibilities available within AI and who knows what other solutions will evolve with brilliant minds volunteering with AMBA! We have to foresee and ensure we don’t go through the disrupt that hit AMBA because of Global Automation in 2015-16. We are also looking for a partner to enable the AMBA Township in Bangalore, to include: a residential Centre of Excellence to impart and share the AMBA Training in scale; a residential BPO to cover the residential and employment requirements of 2000 adults in the first phase; a research and documentation centre; Nursing and First Aid and a retirement Home for the Parents and Care Givers of the community we serve. A residential solution in the parents’ lifetime. We really need support to enable scale in continuity, to enable a movement to ensure scale even beyond us:

Nov 14, 2018

AMBA Report November 2018

Sowmya at Work !!
Sowmya at Work !!

Dear Friend,

You subscribed to email updates from Empower Intellectually Disabled with Technology by AMBA, a project on GlobalGiving. Here's the unedited update from the field: 

  • AMBA is an Ashoka Fellow driven, not for profit, social enterprise that enables ‘alternate learning’ leading to employment for adults with moderate to severe intellectual disability across 25 states in India.  This community cannot cope with the Open System of Learning at any level, nor can they adjust to working within mainstream companies so AMBA collaborates with Special schools and helps them evolve into Hubs for Learning and Earning.  We then bring in Back office work to these collaborations to enable employment to this community. The curriculum for this community does not teach them how to use the computer, but uses the computer as a tool, peer driven at every stage, to enable visual data entry, audit of supporting documents and back end facial annotations for an Artificial Intelligence solution.
  • We have to date shared the AMBA concept with 475 AMBA Certified Partnerships across 25 states in India and growing.  Our target is to reach 150000 youngsters within 1500 ACPCs by 2025 enabling 100% work to them by 2030.
  • We need Annual Funding in continuity to enable training and employment using ICT, the computer and Peer driven processes to 4400 adults with moderate to severe intellectual disability across India every year.  The cost per beneficiary is just Rs. 27,000/= all the way into work to include the laptop, training and monitoring using ICT and physically visiting and abetting progress.
  • Better internet connectivity to 80% of the AMBA partnerships in small towns and villages to abet productivity. Dongles are core productive than wired connectivity in most places
  • Back end jobs from the Telecommunications, Banking, Passport, Insurance sectors to the AMBA Core Center in Bangalore to route work to the AMBA Certified Partnerships across India.  Our AMBA Certified Partnerships across India could also be used as AADHAR update centres.  Aside from this they have started doing the back end facial annotations/ mapping to support the preventive camera based artificial intelligence solution for prevention of accidents in the Bay area in the USA. The possibility of enhancing security in Government spaces, Malls, Stadiums, Metro, Airports, etc. is worth addressing and would enable back end work for the AMBA Community in continuity.  All of this is done while meeting the security and service level agreements of the clients who give us the work.
  • 110 ACPCs are in different stages of work training and going into Live work shortly.  We need a smart, secure Cloud Based Architecture to ensure maximum productivity.
  • We address the needs of 4400 youngsters with intellectual disability within 200 collaborations across India annually.  80% of these AMBA Certified Partnerships (ACPCs) are in small towns and villages, so our solution has to be extremely low cost for assured continuity.
  • AMBA was deeply affected by Global automation. 25 ACPCs lost work.  The positive was that 4 of these ACPCs were empowered enough to find work for themselves.  Post automation, we are negotiating with the AADHAR Team for our AMBA Certified Partnerships across India to become AADHAR update centres   A leading Telecommunications company is considering enabling multiple back end jobs through AMBA to 34 ACPCs across India.  Aside from this the AMBA Core Center has started doing the back end facial annotations/ mapping to support the preventive camera based artificial intelligence solution for prevention of accidents in the Bay area in the USA.  All of this is done while meeting the security and service level agreements of the clients who give us the work.
  • Would Global Giving Volunteers visit with the AMBA Core Centre in Bangalore to understand their capability and capacity and help us explore solutions for Back end jobs from the Telecommunications, Banking, Passport, Insurance sectors.  There are many other possibilities available within AI and who knows what other solutions will evolve with brilliant minds volunteering with AMBA! We have to foresee and ensure we don’t go through the disrupt that hit AMBA because of Global Automation in 2015-16.
  • We are also looking for a partner to enable the AMBA Township in Bangalore, to include: a residential Centre of Excellence to impart and share the AMBA Training in scale; a residential BPO to cover the residential and employment requirements of 2000 adults in the first phase; a research and documentation centre; Nursing and First Aid and a retirement Home for the Parents and Care Givers of the community we serve. A residential solution in the parents’ lifetime.
  • We really need support to enable scale in continuity, to enable a movement to ensure scale even beyond us:

Links:
 
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