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ANEW news April’10


Woman of the Year Success is a journey, not a destination. We proudly announce that our President Dr.Anu Chandran is one of the recipients of the prestigious “Woman of the Year� Award from FICCIFLO Women’s chapter(FICCI Ladies organisation), Chennai on 12th April’10. All Committee members, volunteers & Staff celebrated this honour & the recognition of the hard work put in by Dr. Anu Chandran. “This award is not for me, it is for each one of us, this is a joint effort� she said. Congrats Anu. Fund Raiser - Parivartan- A Change 2010 To meet with the escalating expenses & requirements at AEW, it is imperative that we organize a Fund

Raiser at regular intervals. This year our Fund Raiser Parivartan- A Change 2010 was a huge success. Renowned theatre personality Mr.Mithran Devanesen produced & directed 3 short plays “A Woman Alone� by obel Prize winner Dario Fo’s at Sivagami Pethachi th Auditorium on the 10 & 11th April. Each and every member tirelessly worked for 2 months to see the programme through. AEW places on record its sincere thanks to all our sponsors and well wishers who readily came forward to help us. It was also a day when AEw recognized and felicitated Women Achievers & Philanthropists who have contributed their mite to the Society. A very special event, truly “an evening of laughter & poignancy�.

Mr.Mithran & his team

“Changing the inner attitudes of a mind can change the outer aspects of lives."

II floor Inauguration: Yet another dream is fulfilled and again, it is thanks to our very dear Patron, Mr.Basil Sellers. The large hall on the second floor is now complete and is ready to accommodate our English classes & meetings. The temporary construction designed by Architect Mr.Shrikumar, was formally inaugurated by Mr.Basil Sellers on 5th February ’10, along with a surprise guest - renowned cricketer Mr. Dennis Lillie. On this occasion, a plaque in honour of Mrs.Lakshmi Kumar (Our first President) & Mr.Kumar was unveiled- a small gesture to show our appreciation to our “dear Founder members�.

bestowed in the name of “Saroja RajaGopalan ursing Endowment�, in memory of Late Shri.V.R.Rajagopalan. Our nurses have been taking care of their aged mother for 2 years. The family, happy with their service, has come forward to donate Rs.1 lakh towards Home ursing Project. The Management Committee unanimously resolved to begin a separate FD in Oriental Bank of Commerce, Kilpauk Branch. The quarterly interest will be utilized as stipend for Home ursing girls as Rs.5/- per girl per day of attendance. An annual report will be sent to the donor. The Committee thanks Mrs. 5irmala Rajasekaran & Mr.Rajasekeran for the generous offer. 5ew Course – Tally & Accounting:

Mr.Basil Sellers lighting a floating lamp.

The 79th Batch of DCA, 34th batch of DTP & 1st batch of Tally received their certificates from Mr.Basil Sellers. “Saroja RajaGopalan 5ursing Endowment� in memory of Late Shri.V.R.Rajagopalan: The trustees of Subramaniam Trust have given an Endowment of Rs.1 lakh,

Knowledge of accounting being mandatory in today’s job requirements, we started “Tally & Accounting� course on 5th October ’09 with 15 girls. Mr.Srinivasan of Veetech Solutions came forward to help us by giving the syllabus, question papers & most importantly the certification of the course & the placements too. The original Tally software has been installed in all the teacher’s computers through the LA( Local Area etwork) & the educational software in all the student’s computers. By the 1st week of June, a batch of 40 students equipped with knowledge of Computer & Accounting will be ready for employment.

“The best way to cheer you up is to try to cheer somebody else up."

India Giving Challenge - Battle of Buffet: AEW was happy to be a part of Give India’s “Battle of Buffet� a Fund Raiser Programme for the GOs held at Chennai Trade centre on the 1st October ’09. It was proved to be a platform to meet & interact with other GOs. Ottapalam Welfare Trust: Ottapalam Welfare Trust at Kerala, had requested AEW to help them in their Computer Project. The Committee had expressed an interest in assisting the Computer course for a given period. A special meeting to discuss on this issue was held on 28th January ’10 at AEW. The founder members Mr & Mrs. Kumar met the Committee members & discussed the various aspects involved in this Project. Extra-curricular activities: Training at Park Sheraton: A soft skill training session was arranged by Mr.C.Sathish Kumar, Manager, Learning Services, for the under-privileged girls at Hotel Park Sheraton on 29th & 30th September’09 between 11 a.m – 1 p.m. 37 girls from Home ursing & House Keeping were benefitted from this training.

Competition Organised by Soroptimist International: Soroptimist International organised an Oratorical Competition on 10th September’09 between 12p.m – 2p.m. The topics were “How will you tackle Domestic Violence?� (or) “Is Capital Punishment necessary to discipline children?� Our girls actively took part and the selected girls were sent to Madras Seva Sadhan for an inter-School Competition. Visitors: Ms.Metchil de Humpert from Germany visited AEW. Impressed by the activities, she donated Rs.12,400/-. We thank her for the nice gesture. 5IMSME, an Organization from Hyderabad brought in 22 delegates from different parts of the world to visit AEW during their Study tour. The delegates studied the activities of AEW and interacted with members & students. House Keeping: The strength in House Keeping course was dwindling batch by batch. After vigorous campaigning too, no one opted to join the course. Hence the Committee has decided to stall the project. The hospitality industry, though lucrative, seems taboo for this stratum of Society.

"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone."

5ew Course - Soft Skills & Spoken English: Campaigning at the local Government Schools saw an exodus of students who required a basic knowledge in Spoken English & Soft Skills to equip them in their future endeavours. One month crash course during the months of April & May has been organized for them to improve their employability skills.

certificates to our DCA, Home ursing, Tally & Accounting &DTP girls. Our girls are very fortunate to receive the certificates from these well wishers of AEW. Summer Crash course In Computers: Since every summer many girls come & request for Computer classes, we have planned to have Summer Crash course this year. More than 150 girls have come to attend computer classes this summer. We have selected 100 girls to be trained by our 2 teachers in 4 batches. Campus Interviews:

Volunteer Mr.Suhail English Classes


Certificate Distribution: Mr.Basil Sellers, our regular donor, Rev.Dr.Xavier Vedam of Loyola College, Smt.Krishnammal Jaganathan, obel Laureate, Ms.Anna Mathew, Advocate, Ms.Sucharita & Ms.Uma Keshav of Inner Wheel Club of Madras Midtown, Ms.Latha Kumaraswami, Managing Trustee of Tanker Foundation & Mr.E.J.Paul of Little Drops were some of the eminent personalities who distributed

This quarter Vasan Eye Care, Mr.Suresh Kumar of Talent Search, The 5exus, AVIVA Life Insurance Co., Mr.Thejus of Met Life Insurance & Apollo Pharmacy are few employers who have conducted Campus Interviews at AEW. We are fortunate to have such direct recruitment for our Computer trainees. Car Driving: The refresher course for the Car driving course needs a car. We appeal to our well-wishers to sponsor a car so that the Project can go on smoothly.

“Very fortunate is the one who learned to admire, but not to envy�

Testimonials: Rosa: Rosa, a married girl with 2 kids came to AEW Office 6 years back and told that her husband has deserted her and she need do some course at AEW and work, so that she can take care of her kids. Listening to her life story, Our President decided to train her in DCA. Later she spoke to Ms.Maya Gaitonde of Bala Mandir and arranged for a job there. ow she is working as an Office Assistant at Bala Mandir and is very thankful to AEW for the timely help provided to her & her kids. •

Sumathi – H5 with Engineer son

our Alumni Home urse Kalyani brought her daughters for the Computer & Home ursing course! It was heartening to know that we have touched the second generation too! All Course Summary: Courses

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Auto Driving Car Driving Housekeeping

Summer Course in Computers Tally & Accounting

Sumathi is a very smart and dedicated Home urse. Her husband works for daily wages and her only son is an intelligent boy. So she worked hard & her only aim was to see her son as an Engineer. Seeing her hard work, many people supported her and her dream has come true. Best wishes to her for her great achievement. • A lot of things happen at AEW which keep us motivated and going – One such occasion was when

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Soft Skills & Spoken English









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