ANEW is a non-government, non-profit, charitable association registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Act and with The Director of Income Tax (Exemption), Chennai.
Over the years, ANEW, with a firm purpose and a committed team has expanded its innovative courses and reached out to less privileged women from different backgrounds with varied interests and skill sets. Determined to hold on to its strong belief, "Educate a woman, You educate a family", ANEW constantly endeavours to explore and introduce new courses into its curriculum and also to enhance its existing courses in order to create sustainable employment. With 4800 women already trained and employed in various formal employment sectors, ANEW envisions to train and employ another 1000 women every year.
In the early years Paracor Company Inc [Paracor], our major supporter, established an organization called "Friends of ANEW" in the USA to provide fiscal support for the cause of ANEW. Peirce Leslie India and Chennai Willingdon Corporate Foundation were also major supporters of ANEW during its fledgling years. As the organization grew, Paracor introduced ANEW to international philanthropists like Mr Basil Sellers and Mr. & Mrs. William Payne who provided substantial funds on an on-going basis.
Several Sponsors and Associates have supported ANEW in various ways throughout its successful journey. Currently, the various programs at ANEW are entirely supported by donations from the corporate sector, philanthropists and other well wishers.