CSR : Deloitte to support 1 crore women on education and skills by 2030

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Deloitte’s Global CEO, Punit Renjen launched the initiative in New Delhi on Feb 23.

NEW DELHI: Deloitte, a professional services provider, has launched a global initiative called WorldClass, which aims to positively impact 10 million girls and women by 2030 through education and skills development.

As per statement, Globally, WorldClass initiative seeks to prepare 50 million (5 Crore) people to be better prepared for the future of work, in-line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By collaborating with stakeholders across sectors, Deloitte aims to make a meaningful impact on issues that are critical to societal success.

Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the vision of new India places women in the centre of quest for economic growth. He said that in success of women, lies the country’s success.

“The onus is on us to ensure women become self-reliant, and active participants in our economy. Providing quality education and skill development, and facilitating access to opportunities, are key stepping stones. I am enthused to see that this initiative shares the vision of our Govt. which is fueled by women led development”, he said.

Punit Renjen, Global CEO, Deloitte, said, “There is a tremendous opportunity to make a meaningful impact and create pathways for women of all ages to fulfil their aspirations. This initiative will enable more people to access opportunities and the communities where they live to prosper.”

Almost 40% of girls aged 15-18 years drop out of school and college, and only 26% of women are employed in India.

How will it work?

Through WorldClass, new partnerships with organizations that share Deloitte’s vision will be launched to accelerate solutions that work supporting girls and women. Two of those organizations are Katha and Pratham, which are improving the learning outcomes of millions of children and young people in schools and communities across India.

What are the focused area of work?

Deloitte’s WorldClass program will focus on improving girls’ retention rate in school, higher educational outcomes, and skills development for women to access employment. By engaging in long-term partnerships with organizations that are driving transformational change in rural and urban areas.

(Edited by India CSR Network)