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Learn For A Cause extends education and employment opportunities to women

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Posted on 08 Dec 2021
17:13 PM
‘Learn for a cause’ is a first-of-its-kind, purpose driven learning initiative enabled 17 leading organizations Source: Website

‘Learn for a cause’ is a first-of-its-kind, purpose driven learning initiative enabled 17 leading organizations Source: Website

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‘Learn for a Cause’ has tied up with 17 companies to sponsor education and employment to 100 young women
The ‘Learn for a Cause’ initiative has been started by People Matters with Skillsoft, Concern India Foundation and Akshay Patra

The ‘Learn for a Cause’ initiative, by People Matters, Skillsoft, Concern India Foundation and Akshay Patra, has extended 100 scholarships for young women for education and employment opportunities. It has also offered free 16,128 meals to underprivileged children.

“At its heart, the ‘Learn for cause’ initiative is a unique attempt to bring about social impact while you learn. It’s an opportunity for organisations to meaningfully contribute back to their community, while bringing about transformational business change as you volunteer and learn,” said Ester Martinez, CEO and editor-in- chief, People Matters Media.

‘Learn for a cause’ highlighted the power of learning through L&D teams that are at the forefront of business transformation. The initiative also showed how businesses can weave ‘purpose’ into their growth strategy. A total of 10,192 hours of learning was completed using the Skillsoft Percipio platform. About 4,390 active users accessed 3,011 content courses, averaging 3.3 learning hours spent in the content, and 5 courses per user completed.

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“Most learning initiatives tend to focus on the impact on the individual and thereby impacting the workplace culture and the business. But the pandemic helped really rethink the impact that we could have on the larger community and that’s the vision that fuelled ‘Learn for a cause’,” said Kamal Dutta, managing director India, Skillsoft.

Organisations that participated in this unique initiative included—UST Global, Bharat Petroleum, Bata, Raymond, TATA Chemicals, Capita, Bajaj Finserv, Bajaj Electronics, Bajaj Auto, Tata Chemicals, MakeMyTrip, Evalueserve, ncourage, Rallis India Limited, Spark Minda, Emerson, HCCB.

People Matters is a media organisation with a vision to be a pivotal thought leader in the arena of people and work. It focuses on providing the world of talent and work with a plethora of insights that enable talented professionals to have an intellectual point of view and the ability to make decisions that create a big impact. They claim to bring the talent fraternity abreast with new ideas, trends, technological innovations, expert viewpoints and new pathways that raise its collective consciousness and help in finding all the answers pertinent to people and work.

Last updated on 08 Dec 2021
17:13 PM
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