Literacy rate for women in India is 51%. Despite the low literacy rate, the employment of women in some of the industries in India is high. Statistics show women from socially and economically backward sections of the society are generally employed in traditional and unorganized sectors such as, domestic helps, agricultural workers and laborers in construction industry. Such women are insecure, underpaid and do not enjoy any of the benefits of employees in formal sectors. ANEW strives to bridge this gap by imparting the necessary skills to such women enabling them to secure reasonably well paid employment in certain formal sectors.
Women Empowerment has been lagging in India due to a variety of social, economic and cultural reasons. In our experience, the factors that challenge the empowerment of underprivileged women are:
ANEW focus on the women, aged 18 – 40 from the underprivileged society, educating, empowering them and on the achievement of targeted outcomes in over 6 months.
Reaching out to the women is central to the efforts being made by ANEW. ANEW’s training model ensures, that the women not only develop their skills, but also their personal strengths, which ensures improvement in their overall interaction with the society.
Access: By collaborating with different NGOs and government educational institutions and by periodic campaigning and advertising, we ensure the underprivileged women in need, reach our center.
Retention: By placing specific attention on each woman, by improving their learning capabilities through innovative training and by encouraging them to achieve the purpose of their training.
Continued mentoring: After completing their training from ANEW, a majority of women continue to approach the center for support and guidance. This ensures, they are 100% empowered and thereby our mission accomplished.
The ANEW model has three partners who are instrumental in implementing the projects. These partners are:
The Industry is the most important part of the ANEW model. The trainees, at the end of completion of their respective courses, are inducted into the real world working environment, during the internship programs offered for a period of time, by the relevant industry.
The role of government run or aided educational institutions is to provide genuine candidates, access to courses offered at ANEW
The NGOs conduct awareness programs relevant to the trainees in their respective areas of work. We have established close working relationships with accredited and experienced NGOs.
ANEW is engaged throughout the life cycle of each project, taking responsibility for the critical success factors underpinning the strategy:
Through the continuous improvement in our approach, we have been able to reach to women from lowest rung of the social ladder. The demographic profile of the community that we serve is as follows: