2009 Systers Pass It On Award Winner
To equip the girls in HIV/AIDS infected/affected families in computer skills for self-reliance
Renida, of Namakkal, Tamiladu, India, will use the funding to provide 20 girls/women from the HIV/AIDS infected Namakkal District the opportunity to learn computer skills that will allow them to return home and help support their families who have been affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Namakkal District in Tamilnadu is a southern state of India with a population of 1.5 million and is one of the most deeply affected regions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India both in terms of prevalence and impact. It is anticipated that after the girls/women learn either Tally, an accounting software package, or desktop publishing they will find work in browsing centers, printing presses, warehouses, poultry units, and other offices as accountants, computer operators, programmers and network administrators who handle the computer software and computerized applications.