Masonry Training to Unemployed youth: CSR initiative with Larsen &Toubro (L&T)
Five more trained labors completed their certification course through the CSR program initiated by CFI in collaboration with L&T. The new batch will commence soon.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders.
CFI Trust initiates this program with L&T to make the unemployed youth employable by providing them skills that are in demand. CFI has entered into a MoU with Functional Vocational Training and Research Society (FVTRS), a national organization that has links with various Corporate Groups as L&T.
In collaboration with FVTRS, the Social Work Department of CFI has initiated a training programme in masonry for marginalized youth. The classes are all about construction related training for three months and the broad contents will be scaffolding, frame work, bar bending, and masonry.
The training for the first batch of 12 youths started in mid-September 2016. It is planned as an on-going programme. Similar training programmes will be worked out with other corporate groups in various other skills as electrician, plumbing, IT/Computer, automobile repair, etc.
The proposed training conducted at the L&T Training Centre at Bangalore. The expenses towards the training, including training fees, food and accommodation will be fully met by L&T. After the successful completion of the training, the trainees are given a certificate and will be hired by L&T to work in their various work sites. Trainees can also opt to be on their own and return to their village, better equipped and with much higher market demand.