Project #1564

Provide computers for high-risk children in India

by ASSET India Foundation

ASSET received a grant of $20,000 from Dell. The money is being used for additional computers for our center in Hyderabad. Our partner organization Prajwala has rescued nearly 5,000 girls from sex trafficking. These additional computers will help train more girls in several locations.

This video contains the interviews of children of sex workers attending the ASSET training program in Mumbai. Nearly all of the students who have completed the training are employed contributing to their family. Many students from the U.S. Have visited the ASSET center in Mumbai and have interacted with them.

This center is located in a dilapidated municipal school building in the heart of the red light district.

The photo below shows Somu Nepali, who successfully completed the ASSET program and now has a job . Here she is addressing girls rescued from trafficking and children of sex workers, urging them to stay in school, finish the ASSET training.

Dell’s VP & Chief Marketing Officer Erin Nelson will be a key note speaker and 5 Dell women VPs will be speaking and participating at the upcoming Global Women’s Summit, being held in Beijing May 20-22. ASSET graduate Somu Nepali's will be one of 3 featured stories about individual girls who have been impacted by Dell YouthConnect funded programs. The emphasis is on how education makes the difference as the great equalizer – with education, we all have a chance.

ASSET India Foundation's project has been selected as the top project by Swedish Telecomm giant Ericsson who will be promoting it as part of their Technology for Good giving campaign! Only six were chosen out of 1340 projects from 100 countries. Ericsson will be showcasing this page; at a technology conference at the end of March and will be giving out GlobalGIving gift certificates to conference participants to support these projects ASSET India provides hope and successfully eliminates poverty though education and job placement to girls rescued from trafficking and children of sex workers in India. Girls who have completed the ASSET training now work in banks, insurance and software companies. More and more corporations world-wide are letting fans on Face Book decide who should get their donations, your support on Face Book is very important. By having thousands of fans, ASSET will be in a position to compete for the $ 1million dollars prize in 2011 and help more than 5,000 + victims of trafficking. Simple steps for your family and friends to "Join" ASSET on Face Book: After logging into face book, they can open on one of the two links below and "Join" to become ASSET fans: FAMILY and FRIENDS DON"T HAVE TO DONATE MONEY Thank you Ray Umashankar ASSET India Foundation rayu42@gmail.comject:

ASSET India Foundation has made the top 100 among hundreds of thousands of charities and is now competing for the top prize of $ 1 Million. The contest is organized by J.P Morgan/Chase Giving and people around the globe can vote for ASSET India Foundation only on Facebook.

We won Round I and and received $25,000. Round II of the voting contest starts at:

Midnight (EST) Friday, January 15th

and ends at:

Midnight (EST) on Friday, January 22nd.

ASSET will get the prize of $ 1 million by receiving the highest number of votes on Facebook with your help.

In this contest we are only seeking votes and not donations.

We have identified more than 5,000 girls who are children of sex workers and or rescued from trafficking (many of whom are HIV positive) and only 300 of them are presently able to participate in the ASSET program due to limitation of space and resources.

With the $ 1 million Prize, ASSET will expand its program to serve all the 5,000 + girls and set up centers in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. We are working closely with the Clinton Foundation.

Documentary film producer Pat Loewi produced this video of students at the ASSET center Delhi. You can use this for the campaign to get votes in the facebook competition

Here is the link::

The voting link is:

Our target is 100,000 votes and you can help us reach the goal. I am writing to request you to share the contest information and the voting link with all your global contacts, friends and family and urge them to vote now.

Thanks so much for your help

Ray Umashankar 2008 Purpose Prize Winner Executive Director ASSET India Foundation 520-869-2004 (cell)


Greetings! Chetan Bhagat is the author of three blockbuster novels, all of which have remained bestsellers since their release and have inspired major Bollywood films. The New York Times called Chetan the ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history.’ Seen more as a youth icon than just an author, this IIT D/ IIMA graduate is making India read like never before. Chetan supports ASSET and has voted for it in the JP Morgan/Chase Giving contest. Below is his blog titled "3 clicks to change lives" asking all his fans to vote for ASSET India Foundation. The direct voting link on facebook is:

The voting deadline is Dec 11, 2009. Our target is 5,000 votes.. The prizes are: Phase I..... $25,000 Phase II.....$100,000 Phase III....$ 1 Million I need your help. Please forward the following to everyone on your e-mail address book and you will be making a big difference in the lives deserving children.


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ASSET India Foundation

Location: Tucson, AZ - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Ray Umashankar
Tucson, AZ United States
$213,772 raised of $287,000 goal
1,603 donations
$73,228 to go
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