Sponsor computer training for underprivileged girls by Association for Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW)

Sponsor computer training for underprivileged girls

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Born in Village slum, Devi grows up to become a Web Designer in an MNC

Devi belongs to Poonthalir, a village near Thiruvannamalai. Her parents could not take care of her due to financial difficulties. Her grandmother brought her to Chennai when she was in the 5th grade at school. She stayed with her maternal grandmother and uncle. She completed her education amidst constant tension over the issue of supporting her, but her grandmother stood by her.

Devi was a bright student and was awarded scholarships. These scholarships and her grandmother's pension helped in covering the costs for her education.

In her final year at college, Devi heard about ANEW through a friend's mother. She approached the center for training. ANEW's orientation program was the turning point for the shy, introvert Devi. With the advise given, she made a conscious effort to be active in college.

She participated in the various events conducted by them. She pursued the weekend web-designing program at ANEW. In 6 months, she transformed herself significantly. So much so, that her teachers observed the change and made her the class representative.

On course completion, Devi attended a walk-in interview with L&T - Infotech. She was chosen for her confidence, attitude and her ANEW web designing project.

She attended L&T's 3-month training program at their Bombay office. She soon got placed at their Chennai office with a starting salary of Rs 16,000. ANEW's hand holding through the initial months of work, further helped her settle in well at work.

Within 2 years of her career, Devi's dream of traveling abroad was fulfilled, as she was sent on work to South Africa!

Today, Devi is a successful working woman. Devi even volunteers as a 'buddy' to her juniors at ANEW in her spare time. She credits her grandmother and ANEW for molding her into the confident person she is today. She is grateful for the support they gave her in her hour of need.

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About The Program

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Program Description

Association for Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW) runs vocational training courses on computers for underprivileged girls in Anna Nagar, Chennai.

One unit of donations to this program will cover the cost of the annual maintenance of computers, teacher's salary, stationery, student welfare, utilities and administrative charges for one student for a month

The program enrolls students from slums around Chennai and nearby districts of Thiruvalur, Kanchipuram, Thiruvannamalai, and Vellore. The students receive an 'NIIT ANEW certification' after the completion of their course.

ANEW's 3-month basic computer course trains the students in basic computer literacy. The syllabus includes ' MS.Office, Powerpoint, knowledge of the Internet, etc. Once the student completes this course, she decides on the next course based on their skill and interest.

The courses offered are Web design, Tally, and DTP. ANEW also provides placement to the students after completion of the course.

The classes are conducted from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for full-time students. The center conducts classes on flexible timings from 9:00 am to 11:00 am 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for college students.

The training center can run 6 batches parallelly. Each batch has 20 girls, and there are 18 batches conducted in a year.

When you donate to this program, you help girls from underprivileged backgrounds access to skills that can help them with better jobs and help them come out of their poverty.

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About The NGO

Association for Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW)
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Association for Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW)

ANEW - Association for Non-traditional Employment for Women, based in Anna Nagar, Chennai, is an NGO committed to the cause of upliftment of underprivileged women.

Young, underprivileged women are selected and trained so that they can become financially independent. They have trained over 9500 candidates since the inception and currently train around 900 candidates per annum.

The training courses include: Auto/Car driving, Home nursing (co-certified by Sundaram Medical Foundation), Basic Computer Applications (co-certified by NIIT Foundation), Basic IT program customised for hearing impaired (co-certified by NIIT Foundation), Desk Top Publishing Applications (co-certified by NIIT Foundation), TALLY & Accounting (co-certified by Veetech software solutions), Web Designing (co-certified by NIIT Foundation), Optometry (co-certified by Sight Care Foundation).

All their courses have mandatory spoken English and counselling classes to improve their scope of employability. Internships are provided whenever there are corporate opportunities available."

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Vinodini Sudhindran

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Area of Operation

Women | livelihoods

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Tamil Nadu

Association for Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW) has

provided training to 594 underprivileged young women

Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2015: Guide Star Platinum

2014: International Social Impact Award

2014: Amazing Mumbaikar Award

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Program Updates

Program Updates

5 July, 2020

Imparting Skills, Impacting Lives !!


Imparting Skills, Impacting Lives !!

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ANEW Computer Programs:
From October 2019 to March 2019, ANEW conducted around 9 batches of Basic Computer course (Basic IT) and around 5 Advanced courses (Tally & Accounting and e-Publishing). Following the courses, certification distribution ceremonies were held where the students received their certificates from eminent persons invited as guest of honor for the event. ANEW’s Basic IT course is co-certified by NIIT Foundation, a premier organization for computer training in India. The last quarter, January to March 2020, saw a rise in the number of applicants for the Basic IT course which necessitated starting an additional batch with a trainer employed on a temporary basis. ANEW’s courses are supplemented with sessions in spoken English and career readiness by qualified trainers as well as sessions in goal setting, self defence (Krav Maga), etc.

Events/Celebrations at ANEW: In October 2019, ANEW celebrated the 150th year of our Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhiji. The students put up skits which reiterated the values expounded by the Mahatma. October also saw a new Browsing Centre inaugurated by our Patron This was to give our students, past and present, an opportunity to understand the process of searching for jobs on their own and uploading their resume on the various job portals. In February 2020, a team of women police from the local police department visited ANEW and conducted an awareness session for the students on the 'Kavalan - SOS' App, an easy to use mobile App launched by Tamilnadu Police for the safety of all citizens, to make them aware and to stay prepared. Women’s Day Celebrations, on 7th March 2020 - It is always a day to celebrate and create a sense of belonging among the students. The day was celebrated with speakers who talked on topics relevant to the students, awareness sessions, fellowship and bonding. Due to the lockdown necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the last few batches could not be completed in March as planned, but ANEW decided to continue them from April as online classes and complete the same.

19 November, 2019

Computer practicals in full swing


Computer practicals in full swing

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Program Update

The computer course is structured with theory, practicals, co-certified by NIIT. Extra curricular activities like career readiness, spoken English, mock interviews to ensure sustainable placements are conducted for every batch. A placement cell organises campus interviews, walk in interviews are organised for every candidate. An annual up gradation of existing syllabus is done to make the course market relevant. Along with our own instructors, we also call domain experts to not only evaluate the course but also address students to keep them updated. Corporate sponsors assist with workshops in Digital literacy and arrange for on site visits.

January to March 2019 - Special Events -

  • Family Day - This is to get the support of the Parents/ family & encourage the trainees to take up employment,.
  • Women's day celebrations
  • Career readiness sessions are conducted by corporate volunteers.
  • Certification Days are celebrated in a grand way for every batch on the completion of the course with the final assessment conducted by the NIIT Foundation, who is co-certifying the course.

Story from the field

There was a time in Ms. Shanthi’s life when only her parents were there to support her in her life's journey. She had been freshly divorced and ended up being a scared girl who had only passed her class 12 in Tamil medium, with a child of age 3 to raise by herself. She had worked menial jobs until she realized that her daughter’s education depended on her earnings. Her future had been a riddle to her until some of her relatives, who were also ANEW students, suggested that she give herself a chance by learning Home Nursing. However, the moment she arrived at ANEW, she just knew that her passion lay in Basic IT. Her dedication and hard work soon paid off as she now supports not only her parents and her daughter(aged 8 now), but also ANEW!!

Shanthi was appointed as an Office Assistant on completion of her course at ANEW. In the past 5 years, she has shown that she has the ability in her to rise to the occasion and handle work and home with equal elegance. At ANEW Shanthi started as a beginner with light work and not much responsibilities. However seeing her capabilities her role now involves work that is quite crucial and requires meticulous attention like manual maintenance of banking data, files, record keeping etc. Her voice is laced with hope and excitement for the future as she reveals that her goal is to support ANEW in the many years to come and also to help spread the word to more and more women in need. She fondly recalls the guidance and encouragement she recently received from the committee members when she expressed her wish to pursue her B.Com. Degree at Madras University via correspondence. Shanthi’s determination grows every day & she is ever thankful that she found ANEW when she needed it most.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19? 600
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date 6500
Village/City/State where project is located Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19 3600000
Total Expenses for the project YTD 4000000

Thank you!

This program is fully funded because of donors like you.