ACF will launch two new SEDIs in Rajasthan, thanks to a long-term partnership with mining magnate, Hindustan Zinc Limited.
On 2nd November 2018, ACF signed a 5 year MoU with Hindustan Zinc Ltd to establish Skill & Entrepreneurship Development Institutes in Dariba (Rajsamand district) and Agoocha (Bhilwara district).
The new SEDI centres aim to train 1400 youngsters by 2023 in trades such as Security Guard, Microfinance, General Duty Assistant, Electrician, Data Entry Operator and Retail & Sales Representatives. ACF aims to train at least 30% women in the courses.
In an online statement, Hindustan Zinc Ltd outlined, "Developmental challenges are complex and can never be addressed through lone efforts. At the heart of our approach to CSR at HZL lies our efforts to forge multi-stakeholder partnerships, connected by a common core value of trust - where stakeholders like government, civil society, business, academia, and of course local communities can come together and be in synergistic action for a sustainable future. We believe that such partnerships are 'key' to enhancing value in any developmental effort."
This philosophy is in key alignment with Ambuja Cement Foundation which has successfully partnered with a variety of stakeholders, including Government, Corporate, Civil Society and the Community, to pool resources and optimize the impact of investment in every project.
'It gives us great pride to join hands with a reputed organization such as Hindustan Zinc Ltd, who have a shared philosophy for collaboration in CSR' said Pearl Tiwari, CEO & Director Ambuja Cement Foundation.
'By harnessing one another's strengths, we can bring much-needed training services to underprivileged rural youth and meet common CSR objectives.' She said.
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