ANK owes its origin to a group of seven like minded individuals from different professional domains like business, IT and teaching. The organisation was established in the year 2004. ANK was started with a dream that every child in the country should go to school with an access to proper healthcare and shelter. The main vision behind the organisation is that education is the only vehicle that can improve the living standards of the less fortunate people. It is the tool that makes them well equipped to be an efficient decision maker in life.
About the organisation
ANK is a non govermental organisation based in New Delhi and is registered under Societies Registration Act 1860, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. More than 3,000 underprivileged children have been benefited so far as a part of its learning programme in the urban slums of New Delhi .The health programme from ANK caters to the healthcare needs of more than 1000 underprivileged families. The organisation works to increase the access to information and technology among the underprivileged children and youth. ANK was established to provide education to the underprivileged children living in the urban slums of New Delhi and over the years, it has built a dedicated team of teachers, trainers, and health professionals and networking with volunteers. “Anizoom” an initiative of ANK provides high end multimedia and animation tranning for underprivileged youth in urban slums of New Delhi.
In 2007 ANK was ranked as one of the best NGO working in Delhi on “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan” by UEE Mission, Directorate of Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
Association with Smile Foundation
ANK has an association with Smile Foundation, where it runs the Smile Twin e learning Programme of Smile Foundation designed to enrich the underprivileged youth in the urban slums of New Delhi. The training imparted at the centre includes computers, English language and basic management to increase the employability prospects of the youth from underprivileged section of the society. A scholarship programme has been designed to encourage the enrollment of girl students.
Stories of Hope
A personality development workshop was organised on January 1, 2010 at the centre in which around 25 students participated and honed their knowledge on ‘soft skills and personality development’. It was an opportunity for the students to learn the modern methodologies required in the current job market from Anupam Sharma , a management student from IIM- Indore.
As part of the team building exercise at the workshop, the students were divided into five groups and each group was assigned the task of making a building with a set of newspapers provided to them. The purpose was to develop understanding on the concept of stability and space.
Group discussion sessions were conducted on relevant topics like ‘need of computer education for the overall development of society’ and ‘need of English education in the present context’. It was followed by an interview session wherein the students were asked to answer a basic set of questions usually asked during interviews.
The workshop ended with tips given to the students on ‘how to prepare a good resume’ and ‘how to face an interview confidently’.