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Anju Roy

CSR: Green enterprise generating livelihood in Assam

Assam’s employment opportunities are inadequate and inaccessible. Unemployment rates are increasing and economic growth is limited to the cities. Alternatives to agricultural employment are focused in major cities, fueling a prominent urban/rural economic gap. Unemployment is the root cause of increasing crime and terrorism in the Northeast. The way out is creating employment opportunities for...
ICICI Academy for Skills

ICICI Academy for Skills will impart free training in key skills to youth at its new centre in Dehradun

ICICI Foundation plans to train 5 lakh individuals by 2020 With the Prime Minister’s Office taking a keen interest in enhancing skill capabilities of the youth, and PM Narendra Modi’s aim of skilling 500 million people by 2022, industry stakeholders like ICICI Group are working towards closing the gap between skill development and unemployment. Creating vocational...
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WorldClass by Deloitte to impact lives of 10 million girls and women in India

Deloitte, a large professional services organisation, Friday announced the launch of its global initiative ‘WorldClass’ in India, which aims to support 10 million girls and women by 2030 through education and skills development. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India and Deloitte’s Global CEO, Punit Renjen...
TPSDI Skills-on-Wheels

TPSDI’s mobile learning centre is training and certifying 150 electricians

Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI), in partnership with Pratham Education Foundation (PEF), is providing skill-gap training to neighbourhood electricians and certifying them through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program in Raigad and Palghar districts. Under this partnership, PEF mobilizes trainees from impoverished rural and urban areas, while TPSDI trains them through its mobile...
Disha Skill Sakhis

CSR programmes successfully addressing mobilisation

Mobilisation entails not only getting people to enrol, but also ensuring that the right people, in terms of ability, interests and expectations, participate in programmes. For both companies and NGOs, an inability to mobilise properly results in a failure to meet targets and, more importantly, excludes potential beneficiaries who would be in need of...

SRMB Steel trains 15,000 Mason Workers at Pan India Level under its Program ‘Unnati’

SRMB Steel trains over 15,000 workers under its Mason Training program ‘Unnati’. The skill building certificate workshop is conducted for masons on good construction practices, under the guidance of a technical institute. Started in the year 2013, Unnati conducts the program where industry experts provide information about the newest trends and practices. With the aim of enhancing...
machine learning

Trend: Machine Learning For CSR Research

Content analysis has emerged as a useful tool for conducting CSR research. While having been useful for CSR research, the popular content analysis approaches alone are less effective for the analysis of big data, which may include millions (or billions) of rows of text. Today, corporate reports and sustainability disclosures are increasingly available in digital...
Time zone

CSR: Single Time Zone in India causing hinderance in National Development

Poverty and Education are two issues that India is struggling with for decades. Many reasons have been listed for causing these problems in the country, including overpopulation, lack of awareness, gender inequality, corruption, and many more. However, new research suggests that a single time zone in the entire country also plays a role in...
Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education: A Head Start to Learning

While the schooling years sets the trajectory for learning and development, the years that precede the start of the primary schooling age are considered to lay down the early foundations for this learning and development. Year after year, the ASER report has chalked out the learning deficit posing serious questions on the efficacy of...
Marthal from Chennai

CSR: Chennai slum girl saved by soccer

23-year-old Marthal is an accountant at a BPO in Chennai. While for many in her community of Vyasarpadi, the job of an accountant might be coveted, Marthal has bigger dreams. The slums of Vyasarpadi in Chennai have been infamous for crime and its decrepit status. For the longest time, children were an extension of the...

We strongly believe in engaging, educating and empowering: TC Hota, Executive Vice President, BIPF

“No business, big or small, in present Indian society, can run without spending on peripheral development and local patronage,” believes T C Hota, Executive Vice President, Bansidhar and Ila Panda Foundation (BIPF). He goes on to add that the allocation of funds for social responsibility should be decided by the corporate house instead. A professional...

Need for Overcoming the ‘Learning Deficit’

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is well known for waking us to the grim realities of our learning system. What has changed from the early years of ASER, when its findings were viewed with scepticism, is that now there is general acceptance of the learning crisis. However, little has changed in the...

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