HYDERABAD: Uber, a ridesharing company, today said that it will start a scholarship programme UberSCHOLAR, an initiative to make education accessible for driver partner’s children.
Programme announced during an event, where Uber, awarded its driver partners for maintaining high standards of safety of passengers.
Through this, Uber will provide scholarships of upto Rs.10,000 to the children of over 200 driver partners kids in the next one year.
In addition to this, Uber is organizing a health camp to provide free health check ups and eye tests over the next few days to cover over 1000 drivers partners.
The gathering was graced by Ramesh Chidura, Joint Transport Commissioner of Telangana and saw an audience of more than 500 driver partners with their family members.
Ramesh Chidura, Joint Transport Commissioner of Telangana, “We believe that technologies like Uber provide an incredible opportunity to improve road safety in new and innovative ways. I encourage you all to continue this excellent service and contribute towards making Telangana an incident-free state.”
Deepak Reddy, GM Uber Hyderabad said, “We recognise the efforts of our driver partners who have consistently provided superior experience to our riders, we are equally focused on making driving with Uber a rewarding experience. With this event we wish to bring together our driver-partner community to inspire, encourage and celebrate those who move our cities.”
New technology has enabled Uber to build safety into its service from beginning to end.