Bring Digital Livelihoods to 150,000 At-risk Youth

by Anudip Foundation for Social Welfare
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Bring Digital Livelihoods to 150,000 At-risk Youth
Bring Digital Livelihoods to 150,000 At-risk Youth
Bring Digital Livelihoods to 150,000 At-risk Youth
Bring Digital Livelihoods to 150,000 At-risk Youth
Bring Digital Livelihoods to 150,000 At-risk Youth
Bring Digital Livelihoods to 150,000 At-risk Youth
Bring Digital Livelihoods to 150,000 At-risk Youth
Bring Digital Livelihoods to 150,000 At-risk Youth
Bring Digital Livelihoods to 150,000 At-risk Youth

Dear Friends,

Thanks to your support over the past year. Your patronage helped us ensure women and girls from the margins could continue accessing technology for sustainable and ambitious careers.

Our report sheds light on the challenges facing women and girls as a result of the gender digital divide. In the patrilineality of India’s society, women bear what is often an unfair burden of representing the family they are born into, or later married into. Digital illiteracy and unfamiliarity with digital platforms deterred many women students, aspiring job-seekers and entrepreneurs from moving to online. Our 30 year-old alumna from rural Jharkhand reports “I own a smartphone, yet my online activities are often governed by male relatives owing to my unfamiliarity with such smart devices.”

Over 100,000 women and young girls have benefitted from Anudip’s counselling, skilling and technology-driven livelihood programs. They have taken up what in their communities would be termed as ’atypical of women’ careers - working in cutting edge technologies. Our students have on an average seen a 240% increase in family income after securing jobs, leading to transformative, sustainable change. Here is an example of how our beneficiaries are going from strength to strength and transforming not just their own lives but their families.

How we do it?

Curated for socially disadvantaged women- groups, ANUDIP’s technology driven interventions take into account the vulnerabilities that these women and girls have to face, ensuring that they learn and work independently, keeping aside the social discrimination by:

  • Providing a comprehensive skilling course starting with basics of a IT, internet, identifying and understanding software

  • Enhancing in-debt skilling in deep programming and digital languages to enable the girls to communicate with these software/codes effectively

  • Training in financial and soft skills – including a command over English which is an intimidating space for these women who have been to vernacular medium schools

  • Linking the women to the new-age employers, or crowdsourcing business module which allows them the flexibility of working within their familiar spaces

  • Mentoring and hand-holding through the transition into financial independence and creating their command over safe online practices

  • Creating economic independence and a way to break out from their traditional income-generation methods of the vicious cycle of poverty

Challenging the broken rung on the career ladder for these women from the margins, ANUDIP engages girls from resource-limited backgrounds to access training, projects, and other resources for accelerating careers in technology.Click Women In Tech From The Margins 

We are in touch with more such women living in the depths of poverty without consistent earning, security and access to the basic amenities from several Indian states. Your support will offer holistic development of a girl by relevant skills and dignified employment–with respect. Please write to us if any queries.

With Gratitude,
Anudip Family

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Dear Friends, Well Wishers and Supporters,

While the pandemic and its aftermath still dominated the world; we at ANUDIP reinvented 2021 with new ways shaping our resources to response across 18 Indian States and 57 districts impacting unserved communities the most. We are grateful for your donations and in-kind support last year that allowed us to create a sustainable impact in the communities we serve in the following ways:

  • 28600+ resource-constraint individuals trained with digital-employability skills
  • 16,200+ youth employed with sustainable job-opportunities
  • 10,000+ vulnerable women trained with smart-phone training and facilities
  • 3800+ college students from low-income families trained on digital proficiency
  • 1080+ small businesses digitized into e-commerce platforms scaling 35% increase in their incomes
  • 3500 entrepreneurs created to enable remote Indian citizen access government welfare schemes digitally

Along with creating digital livelihoods at scale, the year have been busy responding to the overwhelming critical needs of communities for whom the threat of starvation loomed largely. Our Covid-19 Response Team impacted 6000+ low-income with door-step delivery of essential ration kit and aided 3500+ needy families in quarantine with basic medicines, pulse oximeters, steam inhalers and COVID care kit. With help from some of our corporate partners we were able to plug in medical infrastructure gaps at 25 rural and semi-urban government hospitals by providing intensive care healthcare equipment. As a testament to the contributions we made to transform lives with your support, we are elated to share the prestigious awards we have received in 2021 wih you:

  • Mahatma Gandhi Puraskar for enhancing employment for marginalized communites
  • eNGO Challenge Winner for Gender Equality & Enablement
  • Indian Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Awards for Social Impact
  • Humanitarian Excellence Award for exemplary contribution in COVID crisis

We take this opportunity to thank everyone for being a part of this journey. Looking forward to your support in enabling us to stand with the neediest sections of the society.

With Gratitude,
Anudip Family
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Dear Friends, Supporters, and Well-Wishers,

We are living through an extraordinary moment in history. ANUDIP has been responding to this pandemic emergency since 2020. We write to thank you for your overwhelming support in this humanitarian crisis – and to showcase the results we have achieved together.

It is precisely your generosity that allowed ANUDIP to respond effectively, where the needs are greatest. As you will read in this report, you will learn about how our TASK FORCE have been engaged to cater to 5000+ identified families across several Indian States, whose primary bread-earners were COVID effected. We trust the stories from the field will bring you inspiration about how your contributions made a difference to thousands of Indians in this crisis.

ANUDIP undertook a survey to understand the impact of COVID affected low-income households. Our work is grounded in empirical data, rigorous research and analysis to create, wherever they are needed most.The studies covered 2500+ households from the communities we serve, whose primary bread-earners are affected we serve, whose primary bread-earners are affected by COVID’s frightening spiral. Please click here to read the full survey.

Whom we served: 5000+ Farmers I Small Vendors I Drivers I Masons I Construction Workers I Daily Labours 

What we provided:

  • Food Kit: Rice I Atta I Oil I Onion I Muri I Sugar I Salt I Tea-leaves I Spices I Soya Chunks I Biscuits I Drinking Water I Sanitary Napkin I Masks I Tarpaulins
  • COVID Care Kit: Basic Medicines I Pulse Oximeter I Surgical Mask I Vitamin C & D I Vitamin Zink I Cetirizine Tablets I Sanitizer I Dettol I Soaps

  • Livelihood Support: Upskill youth from families who lost their income due to COVID and employ them with digital livelihoods

Stories of Resilience

The statistics above are staggering - but there's a human story behind each of the numbers, too. Here are the stories of some of the crisis-stricken Indians whom we reached with your support:

“I am a manual scavenger and I carry, dispose, or otherwise handle human excreta in an insanitary latrine or in an open drain. With COVID fears, many people do not come near us since we carry dirt but a task force came and handed over a bag full of ration and essentials. Sometimes it is not about donation, it is about making us feel valued. "- A, Manual Scavenger from Jharkhand, India shared a thank you note for the donors.

My husband and I use to sell tea worth Rs. 6 – near own a small tea-shop. MY husband got covid infected. He had to shut-down our small tea-shop which meant no income for us. I usually don’t reach out for help unless extremes but I had to ask for support. The door-step delivery by Anudip volunteers – helped us immensely with home essentials for more than three weeks.” A Tea-Stall Owner's Wife from West Bengal, India left a acknowledgement after receiving the ration box

" These days people book cabs digitally so in lockdown – ideally traditional taxi-drivers like my father has to suffer. Moreover, diesel prices are soaring high. We will get bookings only when the tourism sector improves and companies ask employees to come back to office. Till then we have to survive on our savings and donation-camps. Anudip has helped us with an essential which is helping us.”Daughter of a Taxi-Driver in Maharashtra, India speaks to us after the dry food kit.

Because of friends like you, ANUDIP was able to immediately deploy teams and emergency relief supplies to aid to these 5000+ vulnerable households. We are now working round the clock to rebuild livelihoods to help them get back a life of dignity!   Once again, thank you for your generosity and compassion. If you have any questions about our work, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to write to us.

With deep appreciation,

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Dear Friends and Supports of ANUDIP,

We are writing to you as an urgent appeal as Coronavirus's devastating impact includes lack of medical supplies and essentials worsening the second COVID wave hit in India. The impact of the COVID-19 has dramatically affected the economic security and well-being of families whose primary bread-earners are affected by COVID’s frightening spiral.  With thousands coming forward to helpwe at ANUDIP, are trying our best to deliver free COVID First Aid Kit/Grocery Food Support and Telemedicine Services at the doorstep for the entire quarantine period for low/no income families whose family bread-earners has been forced to stay isolated due to COVID hit and ill-health.

OUR SOLUTION: As an urgent need, we trying to help:

  1. 5000 identified families with children and elderly from low-income communities, whose earning members are affected by COVID and are quarantined and presently under isolation and stay-at-home-orders in the remote areas of the country
  2. Highly marginalized Indian citizens who has no understanding and inadequate knowledge of COVID and have low/no resources to help them stay equipped for home-treatment and basic precautions
  3. Unreached citizens from remote India who are vaccination resistant and has no/low access to online portals to register for COVID vaccinations 


How are we helping? Support to ensure better survival measures with the following aids at their doorstep:

  • Ration and Daily Essentials for the needy families in quarantine where the possibility of stay-at-home orders would prevail for more than two weeks in view of COVID-19 disease of the earning members.
  • Coronavirus Home Kit comprising of Pulse Oximeter, Steam Inhaler, Glucometer, an easy-to-use digital thermometer and essential vitamin tablets – as a first aid for COVID-19 symptomatic or have been tested positive, or stay with someone who has developed COVID-19 symptoms or has been tested positive and restricted stepping outside home. This would also include basic handholding of the devices and timely check on temperatures, symptoms and home-treatment.
  • Telemedicine support with facilities of tele/video consultants with a physician from the comforts of home to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. We will facilitate telemedicine services bringing primary healthcare and wellness services to doorstep of each individual lacking an access to proper healthcare due to the lack of reliable resources.
  • Vaccination Drives Awareness Programs & Registrations: One of the key challenges the unserved Indian population is facing is the Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy and lack of awareness on its effectiveness. Anudip as a frontline non-profit will enable its wide audience through effective communication and networking to register for vaccines online and successfully initiate COVID-19 vaccinations for all.

It is an urgent appeal to help us heal the country in this dire crisis. Let us make this possible!

Warm Regards,

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Dear Friends and Supporters of Anudip Foundation,

As we begin 2021, millions of vulnerable youth in India are still grappling with everything from the COVID-19 pandemic leading from loss of livelihoods, lack of health care to extreme poverty – all in addition to any unknown hardships that lie ahead. With support from generous donors like you, we provided essentials and livelihoods to income-less families in this crisis. While doing that we engaged our donors to witness themselves the life-changing contributions they are making from around the world through LIVE video calls during distributions. Thanks to Digital!

Hear what our donors experienced

Here’s what we have done:

  • 60,000+ income-less individuals impacted with dry ration and food

  • 400+ small businesses digitized to e-commerce platforms scaling a 35% increase in their income since physical spaces and shops were non-functional in lockdown

  • 900+ 3D printed face-shields distributed to frontline healthcare givers

  • 20,000+ youth aspirants from needy communities and income-less families trained with a 70% employment success-rate

Stories of  livelihoods in crisis:

Reality Check
Making matters even worse, the ILO warned that around 1.6 billion workers in the informal economy – that is nearly half of the global workforce – stand in immediate danger of having their livelihoods destroyed. It means so much to know that you’ll be by our side in 2021, helping us create lifelong change for the neediest sections of the society

Here’s what needs to be done:
We are raising funds to up-skill at least one member of an income-less household to acquire a fresh skill and get a job to rebuild livelihoods using financial assistance, skill training, market linkages and by partnering with local businesses, large corporations, and local government. They’re counting on you to helping them build a livelihood today. 

Here’s how we witness the change you are making:

  • LIVE Zoom Calls

Update you on their latest development and face-to-face interaction with the beneficiary/beneficiaries you are supporting

  • Monthly Impact Reports

Detailing on the trajectory of training, employment, and livelihood creation of the beneficiary you have supported

Your generous support would make this work possible. With your help, we can ensure that 2021 is filled with hope and opportunity for the world’s most vulnerable.

With Gratitude,
Anudip Foundation Family

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Anudip Foundation for Social Welfare

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal - India
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Project Leader:
Dipak Basu
Kolkata, West Bengal India
$21,917 raised of $50,000 goal
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