2000 – ANEW starts a Basic Computer Skills Program by relocating to a rented space

To provide good training space for its students, ANEW relocated its office to a small apartment building in Anna Nagar. Considering the growing demand for computer skills in the emerging IT industry, ANEW initiated its basic computer application course in 2000. Contrary to the doubts and concerns raised by the well-wishers about the success of this program, given the background of the students, this course consistently provided well-paying jobs and also an opportunity for the trainees to grow further in their career. The success of this program was possible due to the committed support and guidance of committee member, Mrs. Vatsala Ramakrishnan.

ANEW was in the process of strengthening its core team when Mr.Subbaiyan, who since has been an invaluable contributor to the organization, took up the responsibility as the administrative manager. He brought with him several years of experience in working on different aspects of social work. He has been the back bone of the organization to this day.