Photo Caption - (From L To R ) International lawyer Chris Parsons, chairman of the India practice of Herbert Smith Freehills, Lord Raj Loomba, CP Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Media & Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG
New Delhi: Tech Mahindra Foundation (TMF), the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions, announced its collaboration with The Loomba Foundation – a United Nations (UN) accredited global charity supporting widows and their children.
The collaboration will facilitate employment-oriented skill training for widows and their children in India with focus on Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. TMF will support the training needs of the students selected by the Loomba Foundation at its state-of-the-art academies in digital technologies and healthcare.
The initiative was announced at a lunch hosted by the British High Commissioner to India, Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG, to mark the initiative ‘CYCLING FOR WIDOWS BY CHRIS PARSONS’ from Kanyakumari to Srinagar, 4500 Kilometres in 45 days.
CP Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra, said, “At Tech Mahindra we believe skilling is core to building the future of our nation. We are delighted in joining hands with the Loomba Foundation in championing the cause of widows and their children through skill development in India, with focus on Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. I am confident that this collaboration will bring joy, happiness and employment opportunities for the widows and their families”
The SMART (Skills-for-Market Training) programme will be held at Tech Mahindra Foundation’s Healthcare and Digital Media Academies and will focus on facilitating job opportunities for these students. TMF’s SMART programme has successfully trained 90000+ young women and men across 110 centres. TMF will drive the cause for widows and their children along with the Loomba Foundation through skilling.
Lord Raj Loomba CBE, Philanthropist, Founder of The Loomba Foundation and a member of the House of Lords, said, “We are truly pleased to be associated with Tech Mahindra in India and hope to work with them for a long time.” He added, “At the Loomba Foundation, it is our endeavour to empower 100,000 widows and their children over the next 5 years in India along with partners like Tech Mahindra Foundation. We laud Tech Mahindra’s earnest efforts in enhancing the employability opportunities for the widows and their children.”
Tech Mahindra Foundation’s academies are state-of-the-art centres providing a blend of classroom, practical and on-the-job training. The academies closely engage with the industry for constant curriculum upgradation and placements.