According to a report by The World Economic Forum, India is home to a fifth of the world's youth. Half of its population of 1.3 billion is below the age of 25, and a quarter is below the age of 14, making the young population a valuable resource for the country's development. And, this will only be possible when we have well nurtured and educated children with full opportunities for growth in an all-encompassing and secure environment which means ensuring their development, providing them care and protection through programmes. It is also important to make a child aware about his/her rights and facilitate learning, extending institutional and infrastructural support for enabling them to grow and develop to their full potential.
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We at Birlasoft are working towards achieving the same through our Project Disha
Project Disha emphasizes on school and overall child development. We are also providing scholarship to the students to pursue further studies, teacher's training on soft skills and Digital literacy to enhance quality of education.
Project focus on inducing behavior change through communication, and creating change agents for the mass awareness. We are working with government school students thereby supporting them through co-scholastic development and scholarship program which makes them confident and self-reliant, also encourages them to reach their goals and have bright future.
Scholarship Initiation Letter Distribution | October 2021
Under Project DISHA, Birlasoft provided scholarships for underprivileged yet meritorious girls who have passed Grade 12 in AY 2020-21.
Along with tuition fees, the organization will provide mentorship support to these underprivileged girls across the next three years to help them shape their careers.
On the occasion of The International Day of the Girl Child, the team from Birlasoft graciously distributed scholarship initiation letters to identified beneficiaries as part of Phase #1 of the project at a Government School in Noida, (U.P.), India.
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Project DISHA | Employability Skills Training Program for Scholarship Students - 1
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Employability Skills Training Program for Scholarship Students | December 2021
In December 2021, life skill training sessions were held for scholarship-conferred girls, in collaboration with the Smile Foundation.
The sessions focused on self-exploration and self-reflection exercises, followed by skill development segments on teamwork and communication.
These sessions helped young scholars in identifying their strengths, taking up challenges, and acknowledging their support system. Such sessions will assist them in developing holistically, and springboard them towards a better future.