On Monday, November 26, 2012, Anudip Foundation and Tata Steel Urban Services formally inaugurated a new Market Aligned Skills Training (MAST) center at Tuiladungi, a slum area of the steel city of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand state. The center opened on 20 students since November 1.
This is Anudip's first venture outside the state of West Bengal where it now operates over 60 rural training centers. In the picture Anudip CEO Dipak Basu addresses an audience of students, Anudip and TSUS officials and current and future students from the area. Others in the pictures are (from left to right), Mr. Sanjay, Mr. Devdoot and Mr Basant Singh, senior officials of Tata Steel Urban Services, and Mr. Zubin Ekka, Anudip faculty member for the Tuiladungi center.
This event marks a major step in the scaling and diversification of the integrated Anudip impact sourcing model. We hope to follow Tuiladungi with several other centers in Jharkhand and other states of eastern India.