2015 Events

September 2015
Expert Talk: Mr. M Raghunandan, Whole-Time Director, Redington India

In September 2015 Mr. M Raghunandan, Whole-Time Director, Redington India delivered an Expert Talk and interacted with the students. He emphasised the key traits for success: belief, effort, focus, equanimity and contentment. Mr.Raghunandan’s presentation included recently acclaimed role models of underprivileged women who fought hard to achieve success in their lives. The talk was followed by an engaging and lively interactive question and answer session.


Computer Center Kick-off Event, Chennai, 30 August 2015

Pudumai Penn Foundation opened a four seater computer center to provide free internet access to the scholarship holders of the Foundation. The center was opened by N T ArunKumar, who was instrumental in its speedy implementation. After the inauguration, ArunKumar addressed the girls and advised them to stay focussed and succeed in realising their career dreams.

The computer center should enable the Pudumai Penn girls augment their knowledge during their free time in addition to their college curriculum and the skills development classes provided by the foundation.

2015 Batch Inauguration, Chennai, 12 Jul 2015
55 girls stepped into Pudumai Penn Foundation on Sunday 12th July 2015, each with a dream and armed with the self confidence to make their dreams a reality.

At the inauguration event the selected candidates spoke about their ambitions: our 2015 scholars include aspiring wanting to become engineers, chartered accountants, bank managers, HR professionals and a champion pole vaulter who dreams of winning medals for India. These young women will be provided with financial aid and a 3 year intensive “capability enhancement” program designed to provide a multi-dimensional learning experience. The program will impart exclusively designed interventions to instil confidence, enhance competence, making them more ‘employable’, and build conscientiousness.

The foundation’s approach is pioneering and is focused on creating long term impact. Rather than just offering philanthropy, the foundation aims to nurture women and help them emerge as leaders in their own right. The enthusiastic young women will be able to reach their potential and fulfill their aspiration in spite of their socio economic disadvantages.