ASSET, which stands for Achieving Sustainable Social Equality through Technology, serves the actual and potential women and children victims of commercial sexual exploitation & trafficking.
The seed of this organization regenerated out of the passion of a US-born Indian young woman to educate and provide better opportunities for the children of sex workers.
We provide computer literacy in the form of information technology and conversational English training to the adult children of women in the sex-trade and young adults rescued from sex trafficking. We partner with non-profit organizations in India and leverage their existing relationships with the sex-worker community. Together, we manage and run computer centers and train students in batches of 20. We work with our partner organizations and companies in India to ensure that after training, each one of the children and human trafficking victim is getting benefitted with 100% placement ratio. We take care of all the requisites for acquiring the proper education at our training center. Right from the stationary, to the electronic systems.
We aim to provide children of women in the sex-trade and those rescued from sex trafficking in India with basic information technology skills and secure employment opportunities for them. By harnessing the technical aptitude of this neglected and underserved population. ASSET INDIA FOUNDATION works to end second-generation prostitution and to protect women and children from the threats of human trafficking by defending their rights and dignity, providing a safe environment, supporting their education and health, and leading major advocacy efforts.
We want to see a world where the innocence, weakness, and vulnerability of any human being is not exploited by others for commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking, the world is free of trade in human beings for sexual slavery, every child born leads a life full of options, employment and enjoys a right to choose. A victim of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking is not re-victimized but has a fair chance of social recognition, and society becomes more compassionate to the victims and intolerant of injustice.
ASSET INDIA FOUNDATION not only helps the children of sex workers and Human traffic victims to know better about the world through Computer education. ASSET plans to use IT for accomplishing the following objectives: Poverty Alleviation: Expanding Opportunities of Means of Wealth Generation; Credit and Enterprise Development. As we are well acquainted with the necessity of helping them to secure better jobs in the long run. This is done with the aim of making the illiterate and marginalized youth to e-literate kids who will eventually grow up as knowledgeable adults.
Having the power to improve the lives of others is, to many people, a privilege, and one that comes with its own sense of obligation. Acting on these powerful feelings of responsibility is a great way to reinforce our own personal values and ethical beliefs.
- Dell Youth Connect has awarded ASSET a grant of $20,000 to cover the cost of PCs and teacher salaries for 2009.
- TATA Consultancy Services (TCS)
Be the person who puts their hands out first for those in need - in that generation - where hands are busily fizzling around pity articles. Your donation will help fund the books, computers, training centers to ensure that we can continue to help educate this marginalized youth.