The Pudumai Penn foundation supports young women through three key areas of work
We offer a there / four / five year financial assistance programme to cover the college fees of qualifying girls who have passed their 12th-standard board examination. This helps them to obtain a university degree in order to pursue a career in any field of their choice. The selection process for each batch of candidates takes place between March and June each year. . From the date of inception until Mar 2022, 157 scholarship were awarded, out of which 125 scholars have graduated.
Structured learning intervention
We offer a six month programme of workshops and classes to our scholars designed to provide English language skills, and interventions designed to broaden their horizon, build confidence and self-esteem. The learning interventions focus on skill development in order to improve the girls’ command over both spoken and written English. We also aim to help our girls understand the requirements of the wider world and so that they are ready to be part of it. The program also aims, over time, to enable them to manage themselves with self-assurance and become productive, engaged citizens.
Computer proficiency training
Proficiency with computers is today a prerequisite for any career. We offer computer proficiency classes at our own custom-built computer training centre in Chennai. Our scholars receive training in computer programmes such as MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, as well as on e-mail use and how to use the internet for research. We also train girls who have opted for information technology courses in state-of-the-art programming languages to enable them to obtain part-time jobs while completing their degree courses.