International Mobile Operator Lycamobile has agreed to a three-year partnership with The British Asian Trust to train over 750 disadvantaged youths in Chennai, India and help them find gainful employment.
The programme will provide 300 or more hours of structured training in key skills over a three-month period each year to employable young people aged 18-35. The recipients will learn critical life skills, vocational skills, as well as English language and communication skills. This will result in 750 young people being trained and some 600 young people will progress into better jobs making a significant impact on their lives and the lives of their families.
“Lycamobile is committed to taking a serious interest in improving communities where we can. We are delighted to work in partnership with The British Asian Trust who shares our vision of creating sustainable livelihoods for disadvantaged young people. We believe our grant will break new ground in Chennai by improving the skills of over 750 young people in the coming years, progressing over 600 of them into gainful employment,” said Subaskaran Allirajah, Chairman of Lycamobile.
Manoj Badale, Chairman of The British Asian Trust said, “The British Asian Trust is delighted to join hands with Lycamobile to create and enhance the livelihood options of some of Chennai’s most disadvantaged and under-educated young people. The three-year partnership will enable us to make a real impact at the grassroots level in Chennai through leveraging Lycamobile’s financial support, expertise and the skills of their employees.”