In an effort to impart training in the underprivileged communities in Bangalore in its rural habitations, Mphasis, an IT firm and The/Nudge Foundation, a non-profit organisation have joined hands.
The/Nudge Foundation focuses on sustainable poverty alleviation, announced the partnership for providing life skills training to the underprivileged. It has inked a two year association with Mphasis for imparting skill trainings for unskilled workforce. The skill development centres will be known as Gurukuls.
The partnership brings innovative approach to improving India’s massive skill deficit. Gurukuls, the four-month residential programme will aim to impart life-skills, literacy as well as livelihoods to the youngsters from disadvantaged communities across Bengaluru and surrounding rural habitations.
Highlighting about the partnership, Dr. Meenu Bhambhani, Head of CSR, Mphasis said, “We have partnered with The/Nudge Foundation for providing life-skills training to those in need. The programme is clearly in line with our brand promise in working towards improving the life of the underprivileged and could then become model solutions or interventions in the area of skill and development. We are confident of the potential of these Gurukuls that would train youth groups in specific trades and narrow India’s skill gap.”
Atul Satija, Founder and CEO, The/Nudge Foundation said on the occasion, “Our aim is to create Gurukuls that can provide real opportunities for people to escape the cycle of poverty, through gainful employment. We intend to work towards these Gurukuls becoming national centres of excellence. The partnership gives us the confidence in continuing our effort of skill enhancement throughout the country”.
In the first batch of the Gurukul, female students will be trained to be placed as beauticians and the male students will get trained as drivers. In addition, intensive courses from English language literacy to financial literacy to family management shall be imparted by industry experts. The low-income communities will learn vocational skills as well as also be equipped with life skills and economic foundations including interpersonal skills, financial management, family planning, health and nutrition etc., resulting in higher job security, growth and overall development after the four months training.