From the President’s Desk
January 11, 2022
EPAM – A Star Member of HYSEA!
January 12, 2022

SkillSoft – A Star Member of HYSEA!

Learn for a Cause

In India, despite the huge push towards digital learning at the primary and secondary school level, it is estimated that only one third of India’s school children were pursuing online education and an even smaller cohort were engaged in live classes. Even worse, the pandemic induced disruption in the country’s food security system putting millions of children at risk for calorie deficit. Organizations simply couldn’t ignore the broader life challenges happening to families they employed.

‘Learn for a Cause’ was a unique, first-of-its-kind, purpose driven learning initiative that had a unique proposition for participants. By completing courses on the Percipio platform, they could give back to charities that worked toward battling hunger and improving access to education. And this program was open to companies across sectors.

The program envisioned by People Matters and Skillsoft was delivered in partnership with the help of two charities – Akshay Patra, one of the world’s largest NGO-directed school meal programs and Concern India Foundation, which extends financial, and non-financial support to grassroots NGOs working in education.

With the help of 17 participating organizations, 16,128 meals were donated, and the initiative also helped sponsor the education and employment of 100 young women.

#LearnForACause highlighted the power of learning through L&D teams that are at the forefront of business transformation. The initiative also showed how businesses could weave ‘purpose’ into their growth strategy.

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

Learn more about this campaign in this video.

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