2013 -GiveIndia Foundation’s listing; Outreach Program – Puzhal Central Prison

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ANEW was accepted into the prestigious GiveIndia Foundation’s online NGO listing after intensive review of its processes and financial transactions. By being a part of the 200 odd credibility certified NGOs on the GiveIndia platform, ANEW can now receive online donations from all over the world through them.

Two prison wardens of Puzhal Central Prison, underwent a Basic IT skills course and train-the-trainer program at ANEW. On getting certifiedby NIIT Foundation, the wardens in turn trained women prisoners, who were non-habitual offenders selected by the prison authorities, in IT skills. Training was conducted in the prison premises, using three systems deputed from ANEW. At the end of the training, the trainees took the NIIT online assessment, facilitated through ANEW, also within the prison premises. This program for the inmates, was conceived more as a therapeutic program rather than as an employability program.

To meet the growing demand for IT skills program at ANEW, the facility was renovated to include a new Computer Lab that accommodates 25 systems along with all other peripheral works. The new Lab was inaugurated by Mr. William Payne and Mrs. Jennifer Payne.

12 students accompanied by a professor, from the University of IOWA, Dept. of Sociology, completed their three week internship at ANEW as part of their course work. The time shared was very useful for both trainees and students to understand world cultures.

NIIT foundation along with Wadhwani Foundation has jointly offered a sponsorship program for Hearing Impaired trainees at ANEW who have been successfully placed. This also includes a retention payment for those candidates continuing placement for more than 3 months.