Jan 4, 2021


Field staff House visit
Field staff House visit

Residential Study Complex which is being run by ASSIST at Piduguralla of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh has 100 children belonging to the age group of 5-14 years studying from 1st standard to 5th standard. All these children belong to Backward Caste, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities. Since all the families of the children are Below Poverty Line (BPL), they cannot effort to send their children to schools. Instead of sending them to schools, children are being sent to Lime Kilns to work as child labourers by their parents such that they can support their families financially.


ASSIST's field staff has generated awareness among the parents of these children regarding the importance of education, As a result parents of these children have been convinced and agreed to send their children to Residential Study Complex which is being run by ASSIST. In this Residential Study Complex, children are not only given education but also they are being provided school uniform, meals, teaching, learning material, playing material, books, pens, School Bags etc. It is purely a residential system and children are not allowed to go outside. Proper security measures have been taken care at the Residential Study Complex.

All infrastructure facilities have been provided in this Residential Study Complex. It is quite safe and secure. After completing 5th standard in this centre, children are mainstreamed to nearby High schools and necessary follow-up is being done after enrolling them in High schools as well. All together 100 children are studying at Residential Study Complex of Piduguralla which is being run by ASSIST. I am submitting this as additional information.

Some modeling studies suggest that school re-opening might have a small effect on wider transmission in the community, but this is not well understood. Further studies are underway on the role of children in transmission in and outside of educational settings.


As per the information revealed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Andhra Pradesh was one of the very few states to reopen schools on shift basis in alternative days for class IX and X post the COVID-19 outbreak. Teachers and students in schools had been tested. Teachers who were tested some are turned positive. Similarly, students who are tested less number are turned positive. In this complexity and uncertainty in the state, in our area educational institutions are not came forward to face the further consequences.

However, the small number of outbreaks reported among teaching and associated staff in our operational area. These kinds of news and situations have had an impact on the parents of children growing up in our schools. In this context, our field staffs has been conducting house visits of our students and educate the parents of the pupils on Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) issued by the Government through distributing the brochures in community.

Field staff House visit.
Field staff House visit.
Distribution of Brochures on covid-19.
Distribution of Brochures on covid-19.
Student showing Corona Brochure
Student showing Corona Brochure
Oct 27, 2020

Provide housing to 298 flood victims in India

This project "To Provide Housing for 298 Flood Victims in India" has been successfully implementing in the Avanigadda and Nagayalanka Mandals of Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh, India.  Since the villagers of these two Mandals are severely affected during the floods, ASSIST staff are motivating to the flood victims and bringing them into normal life.  ASSIST has taken the initiative to build new houses for the flood victims and construction of new houses to these flood victims is underway with the support of generous donors through GlobalGiving.


Housing work has not yet started due to Covid-19 even in this quarter. Only a few things have started right now. Thus the housing status has not changed. 

The following information shows the status of the Construction of 298 Houses to the Flood Victims in Avanigadda and Nagayalanka Mandals in India.


  • Houses fully completed with sanitary latrine– 27
  • Houses completed but not the latrine – 15
  • Houses completed but flooring yet to be done– 50
  • Houses with roof slab completed – 56
  • Houses come up to roof level – 9
  • Houses come up to lintel level – 12
  • Houses come up to window sill level – 8
  • Houses come up to Basement level  – 15
  • Houses not started yet -106
Oct 12, 2020


Vocational Training center, Piduguralla
Vocational Training center, Piduguralla

Since 1985, ASSIST has been imparting Vocational Training to youth and adolescents in order to get better livelihood. ASSIST has regional training centres across the four Districts of Andhra Pradesh, South India.  ASSIST has been imparting Entrepreneurship and Skill Development programmes in various skills like Motor Rewinding and Pump set repairing, Medical Lab Technology, Fashion Designing, Masonry, MS Office & Internet, Computer Hardware and Networking, Cosmetology and Beautician, Plumbing, Carpentry etc.

After learning these skills, unemployed youth and adolescent girls are able to either to start their self-employment or getting wage employment opportunities.  Like this, they are getting better livelihood opportunities.

ASSIST is looking forward for the support of project for "Imparting Vocational Training to 200 Adolescents" in the above skills for supporting to unemployed youth and adolescent girls.

In this quarter, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, community has not much interested to send their children to residential training classes in this crucial time. Even though, ASSIST has initiated sensitization activities in our target villages on creating awareness on COVID-19. Recently Government of India has issued SOP for re-opening of educational institutions under the close supervision of concerned authorities. As per the instructions issued by the local Government, we are ready to start the training classes as per the SOP instructions and guidelines. 

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