Kolkata, India - This project has reached more than 500 students and teachers through ESL classes, and is still growing.
Bargur, India - Since the start of this project in July 2010, we have successfully taught 80 students and 14 teachers in ESL classes. In the future, we are planning to give personality development and basic computer classes.
Dindigul, India -In April 2011, a computer center at Sowbhagya Illam was set up in collaboration with the Ann Foundation. Sowbhagya Illam is a home for abandoned and destitute children, providing care for 180 children, ages 6 to 18. After initiating the program with a small number of students, we are now providing online classes in ESL and computer skills for over 60 students.
Sundarbans, India Ann Foundation has taken on this project on July 2011, which involves providing classes in spoken English to the children at Samaj Unnayan Kendra, Sundarbans, West Bengal. The project currently makes use of video conference to supplement the education of 50 boys and girls with the help of 4 volunteer teachers.
Uttar Pradesh, India - In continuing to keep its commitment to educate underprivileged children across the globe, the Ann Foundation has undertaken a promising project which involves providing spoken English and personality development classes online to students and teachers at the Kaifi Azmi School for Girls in Mijwan, Uttar Pradesh.
Chennai, India - January 23, 2012 marks the beginning of the Chennai project for the Ann Foundation. The project is located in the northern suburban area of Tiruvottiyur, an area well positioned for developing industry and commerce. Beginning with 30 students, the project will provide classes in spoken English as well as basic and advanced computer classes for the children at Zenith Educational Trust.
Kherson, Ukraine - "In the World with English" is the Foundation's newest project which was launched March 25, 2012 in the city of Kherson, Ukraine. This project is a pilot for this city's Children's Library as part of their English Club program, initially organized by a Peace Corps volunteer two years ago. Established in 1924, the Kherson Oblast Children's Library serves 20,000 users annually. Resources include 100,000 books, periodicals, videos and compact discs in addition to free use of eight computers with Internet access.
Kagera, Tanzania - On international disability day ( 12/3/12) Ann Foundation started our first class for the visually impaired children at Tekla Kagera. Located in the Kagera region of Tanzania, its purpose is to improve the lives of children, girls, and women by working to eliminate social, cultural, and financial barriers.
Vishakhapatnam - Located in a town close to Vizag, the Kadesh Welfare Society was started five years ago by Mr. Nutan Nicodemus, a retired mechanical engineer. Because of its emphasis on bringing about lasting change through education, the Kadesh Welfare Society shares much in common with Ann Foundation and offers promise for a lasting partnership. Online English classes by Ann Foundation mark a major step towards a bright future.
Trivandrum, Kerala - Chakshumathi, in Trivandrum, Kerala, is an effort to research, develop, and adopt latest technologies for the empowerment of people who are blind or visually impaired. By partnering with Ann Foundation, they aim to develop a sound background in English for children in the age group of 5 to 15 years.
Ahmadabad ,Gujarat - Ann Foundation has begun a new project with the All India Rural Empowerment Program (AIREP), in Paldi Kankaj, a suburb of Ahmadabad in Gujarat. Classes began on October 2, 2012, Gandhi's birthday, an excellent day for new beginnings.
Broadway, Chennai - "Breaking the barriers for the physically disabled" (BBPD) is a self help organization founded by Damodaran, a man who is testimony to the organization's name. Fighting against all odds, in spite of a debilitating physical disability, he works in one of the prominent slum areas of the capital city of Tamil Nadu, India. Ann Foundation identified the project in the last week of December 2012. Online spoken English classes began in mid January of 2013, serving 30 needy children.