NEW DELHI: DLF Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the country’s largest realty firm DLF, today said that it will invest Rs 200 crore to establish 250 centres for skill training of one million unemployed youth.
These centres would come up under flagship programme DLF LIFE (Learning Initiatives For Employment). The first centre was inaugurated at Okhla, in the national capital, yesterday.
“DLF Foundation will set up 250 skill training centres across the country to train one million underprivileged youth, for which DLF has an outlay of Rs 200 crore,” the company said in a statement.
The objective of these centres would be to train youth with employable skills and make them industry-friendly. These centres will provide training in fields like construction, IT, retail, marketing, customer relations, hospitality and electronics, among others, with assured employment linkages.
“This will fulfil the need for trained infrastructure created in DLF townships and will also result in social transformation and better livelihood opportunities,” it added.
In September last year, DLF had said that it was in talks with other builders to provide basic education, healthcare and vocational training for the people living in the vicinity of projects being developed.
“We have decided to leverage our leadership status in the real estate industry by approaching all other fellow-builders across the country to join hands in reaching out to the people living in villages within a radius of 15-20 km of any major building activity,” DLF Chairman, Mr K.P. Singh, had said.