ANEW, having established itself as a well-known NGO in the field of women empowerment in Chennai, started receiving enquires from other NGOs wishing to embark on a similar journey. This prompted ANEW to reach out and help other like-minded NGOs. This decision to “Mentor’ and guide other NGOs was made so as to reach out to the less fortunate sector of society who need help and guidance to take up and sustain careers, as well as, to help start ANEW-like socially impactful organisations across all states in India.
The ANEW committee also unanimously decided that such mentoring will be carried out without any monetary transaction between either parties for the benefit of the society.
ANEW is ready to share its experience of its many years of existence, with any organisation / individual who wants to give back to society and contribute towards a better tomorrow. The ANEW committee believes knowledge sharing is one way of reaching out to more beneficiaries and impacting more lives indirectly.
Lalitha Nagesh had volunteered at ANEW as a Spoken English teacher to the home nursing girls. She has taken ANEW’s reach to Karnataka. In 2008, when she and her family shifted to Bangalore ANEW was her inspiration to start Mahila Unnati Koota (Munnota) Charitable Trust. She spent time understanding ANEW’s programs – the course, its requirements and its challenges – and started Munnota with guidance from ANEW’s founders. Munnota offers training in home nursing and computers. English training and counselling are the other two aspects where Munnota follows ANEW’s footsteps.
MADRAS SEVA SADAN, Chennai
Founded in 1928, Seva Sadan is a home for grown-up girls and young women who are poor and destitute, such as deserted wives, helpless widows and orphans, with a view to impart to them such education and training as would make them fit, in course of time, to look after themselves, and be thoroughly self-supporting and self-reliant.
In 2006, ANEW helped them start a Home Nursing programme by sharing the syllabus and course content currently followed at ANEW.
Born2Win TRUST, Chennai
Swetha, founded the trust Born2Win in 2013 to create a platform to promote equal participation and integration of the transgender with the mainstream. Having just started Born2Win, Swetha, a transgender herself, connected with ANEW to reach out to social workers to help her raise awareness about the cause. Believing in her enthusiasm and commitment, ANEW has since given her and her organisation all the moral support needed and introduced her to various organisations and Rotary clubs to give a ear to the plight of transgenders and to open doors for their mainstream employment. On her request, ANEW has also allotted a computer and trained a trainer for a Basic Computer Program at their centre.
Jenny, from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, had seen and heard about ANEW through social media. She approached ANEW in 2012, to understand the ground work that needs to be done to start Mokha as an NGO, in her hometown.
THE CATALYST TRUST, Chennai
The Catalyst Trust was formed in 1997 in Chennai. They approached ANEW in 2016 for guidance to start vocational training at their premises. ANEW helped them start Home Nursing, Basic IT and the Tally & Accounting programme by sharing the syllabuses for the same with them.
Sevalaya, a registered charitable Trust established in 1988, is a leading NGO in Chennai that houses and educates disadvantaged boys and girls in Thiruninravur. Sevalaya approached ANEW when they wanted to start a nursing course at their premises in 2015. ANEW decided to mentor and guide them through their first batch.
ANEW’s contribution towards this mentoring included –
Training the trainer identified by Sevalaya.
Sharing the Nursing syllabus, schedule, worksheet, record, book, etc.
Identifying a hospital (KHM) for the practical experience of 2 months for their trainees.
Five women underwent the course in 2016 and the trainees have now found employment at hospitals in Thiruninravur.
JM Institute of Lifelong Learning (JMILL), approached ANEW in 2016, to help them initiate a Geriatric Care program by sharing the syllabus and program details of ANEW’s successful Home Nursing course. JMILL, a constituent of JM Foundation, in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, have since completed their 1st batch (August-December 2016) and had invited ANEW as special guests for their certification ceremony.