Deloitte initiative to empower 10 million females in India

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New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Deloitte on Saturday announced launch of its global initiative “WorldClass” in India, which aims to support 10 million girls and women by 2030 through education and skills development programmes.

According to the company, the Deloitte initiative seeks to prepare 50 million people globally to be better equipped, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“New partnerships with organisations that share Deloitte’s vision will be launched to accelerate solutions that work supporting girls and women. Two of these organisations are Katha and Pratham, which are improving the learning outcomes of millions of children and young people in schools and communities across India,” Deloitte said in a statement.

Commenting on the launch of WorldClass in India, Punit Renjen, Global CEO, Deloitte, said, “Our goal is to empower 50 million people globally by 2030 by providing them access to education and skills required to find meaningful work in the new economy.”

“Across India, almost 40 per cent of girls aged 15-18 years drop out of school and college, and only 26 per cent of women are employed. There is a tremendous opportunity to make a meaningful impact and create pathways for women of all ages to fulfil their aspirations,” Renjen said.

–IANS

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