Anudip Foundation has been working with disadvantaged people mainly in the eastern India region for almost 7 years. In this article and video, CEO Dipak Basu talks to "Business Today" about the social enterprise's first initiative in the Delhi region that focuses on political refugees.
Busan, South Korea – The United Nations International Telecommunication Union and UN Women have presented the Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award to iMerit Technology Services at its 19th Plenipotentiary Conference. iMerit is a sister company of Anudip Foundation.
The Odisha State Employment Mission (OSEM) announced a Memorandum of Understanding with Anudip Foundation to sponsor in-depth IT and soft-skills training in Odisha. OSEM will work with Anudip to train and place 1,000 marginalized youth and women in the state. It is Anudip’s first government award in India.
Anudip launched a technology-driven e-Learning version of its Market Aligned Skills Training (MAST) curriculum in September for 32 of its training centers. The initiative, called Virtual MAST, has successfully completed a 6-month, 4-center pilot in both rural and urban locations.
The United States Consul General for Eastern India, Ms. Helen LaFave, visited the Anudip and iMerit joint office in Kolkata on June 25. After meeting employees and understanding their various projects, Ms. LaFave applauded the impact Anudip and iMerit have had in providing skills training and creating livelihood opportunities for marginalized youth and women in the IT sector.
Anudip Foundation has launched a new program, the Anudip Academy, in partnership with NetHope, a technology alliance of the world's largest humanitarian organizations. The first Academy was opened in Baruipur in West Bengal state on May 6, 2014.
Sankalp Forum, an Intellecap initiative, announced iMerit Technology Services, Anudip's sister company, as the Popular Choice Award winner at this year’s Sankalp Unconvention Summit in Mumbai. This was the first year for the Popular Choice Award, which was designed to recognize the most popular enterprise “as decided by the people.”
Two former students of Anudip Foundation, Shyamali Roy and Rehana Khatoon, who have excelled on the staff of Anudip’s sister company, iMerit Technology Services, were honored at the annual gala of American India Foundation in San Francisco on March 29th before six hundred Silicon Valley luminaries.
Anudip Foundation has accorded the inaugural Uttam Haldar Memorial Award to Debasish Pradha, a student in 2013. The newly introduced award honors the best student from Ramnarayanpur Kalika Sangha (RKS), our NGO-partner from 2010, in the rustic town of Laxmikantapur in of West Bengal. The award commemorates a giant social worker and \RKS founder, Uttam Haldar.
Ranchi, August 2, 2013: The first integrated office of Anudip Foundation and its sister company, iMerit Technology Services was inaugurated today. Distinguished attendees of the event included Chief Guest, Dilip Chenoy, MD of National Skills Development Corporation.
Anudip Foundation attended the annual Omidyar Network Executive Forum for the first time. In this picture from the event Dipak and Radha Basu pose with Matt Bannick, Dena Trujillo and Susan Phillips of ON.
Omidyar Network announced a grant of up to USD $650,000 to the Anudip Foundation. Anudip will use the four-year grant to scale its skills-training and entrepreneur-development operations in eastern India.
In the fall of 2010, Anudip officially launched an intensive 6 to 8 week training program called MAST, an acronym that stands for Market-Aligned Skills Training. As of March 31, 2011, we have trained and placed over 600 graduates.
Our targets for the current 2011/2012 fiscal year have us training and placing over 2500 students. In addition, we plan to expand our training center locations to roughly 20 over this period
Anudip has recently hired 15 new specially trained graduates from its MAST program to join our growing work team at Metiabruz, a predominantly Muslim area about 1 hour outside of Kolkata. Our Metiabruz MERIT center has now grown from 20 to 35 people, and is 100% staffed by local women who we are thrilled to have as part of the Anudip community. Most are earning their first livelihood and still living at home supporting their families.
On April 8th, Anudip CEO Radha Basu and Business Development Manager Jessica Sawhney co-presented a multimedia talk entitled "A Holistic Approach to Enterprise Development: A Case Study from India."
Radha and Jessica showcased Anudip's holistic approach to training, placement, entrepreneurship and project services, and how Anudip provides an innovative model for addressing poverty in rural areas and urban slums.