The Association for Social Solidarity and Empowerment Training Trust (Asset) Trust is a rural as well as urban based non-profit organisation working in Madurai , Tamil Nadu, India. ASSET was initiated by a group of like-minded individuals who had a strong zeal of commitment and dedication towards working for the upliftment of the poor and the marginalized communities. Having been officially registered under the indian Trust Act. on 27 July, 2011 and the organization exempted from income tax under section 80G of the Income Tax Act.
Across the years, Asset Trust has extended its activities and expanded its work from 2 block inclusive slum areas in Madurai District to multifarious thematic intervention in 2 blocks i.e., Thiruparankundram in Madurai District and Kariapatti block from Virudhunagar district inclusive Madurai as well as Virudhunagar Rural & Urban areas through support from well wishers and abroad. As the name suggests, the key mission of Asset Trust has been to animate, inspire and mobilize the poorest among the population towards their own emancipation and empowerment.
The prioritized communities of the organization include
- Women Development,
- Environment, Education,
- Health and AIDS Awareness.
The organization is guided by a set of core values and democratic principles such as transparency, accountability, flexibility, collective responsibility and honesty, and is governed by a Board of Trustees and an advisory Committee along with a well established Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) system. Asset Trust has a team of 5 efficient and dynamic staff members with necessary experience and expertise in their field of work that involves STD/HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care and Support. The organisation has a well established capacity building mechanism through a series of intensive trainings, experience and exposures. And involved in the Asset family are 5 staff, 5 peer educators, 12 Self Help Groups with 680 women self help group members, and a strong reserve of volunteers in all the areas, to help and support the initiatives of the organization. Asset Trust has a well-furnished head office at Madurai and 2 field offices at Pandian Nagar , Kariapatti, Virudhunagar, and Nilaiyur village , Thiruparankundram in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu The offices are equipped with advanced communication. The one training venue at Nilaiyur, Madurai. And another one is Kariapatti from Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu , India