Wednesday, August 12, 2020

HSBC- LPF to help financially challenged students


PUNE: HSBC Technology India (HTI) and Lila Poonawalla Foundation (LPF) have signed MoU to support aspiring young girls from financially challenged backgrounds to pursue higher education and build professional skills.

Through this initiative, scholarships and professional skill building training will be given to 200 girls (100 pursuing Nursing and Engineering courses in Pune (in the state of Maharashtra) and 100 girls pursuing Engineering courses in Hyderabad (in the state of Telangana).

This is the first time the Pune-based Lila Poonawalla Foundation has stepped out of Maharashtra, with the support of HSBC Technology India (HTI), to achieve wider national outreach. On this occasion, Lila Poonawalla, Chairman, Lila Poonawalla Foundation (LPF) said, “Girls’ education and empowerment are the core pillars of Lila Poonawalla Foundation. To have a partner like HSBC Technology India, who supports LPF’s vision of educating academically bright but financially challenged girls’ education and empowering them through scholarships and skill building programmes, is a proud moment. Additionally, HTI’s employee volunteering initiatives would add immense value to build confidence and industry ready skills in these girls.”

Balasubramanian Ganesh, Head - HSBC Technology India said, “This effort is part of HSBC’s employability and financial capability development focus that aims to empower disadvantaged young people of our community to thrive today and in the future.” The MoU was signed by Lila Poonawalla, Chairman, LPF and Girish Bidani, Head of Centre Operations, HTI, in the presence of Damini Khaire, Corporate Sustainability Lead, HTI and Priti Khare, CEO, LPF.


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