In Conversation with Ms. Archana Sahay, CSR- Head APJ, Dell Technologies.

Educational institutes, educators, students, parents, government policies and the job market, all these factors together work towards preparing the youth for a certain skill-set. A lasting and positive impact on the educational domain is responsible for not just shaping up the youth towards a better future but also adds foundational value to the existing society. This is where the CSR wing of DELL Technologies is committed via its changemaker Ms. Archana Sahay, CSR Head, DELL Technologies. She has had a humble beginning growing up, yet her beliefs were always akin to the social inclusion and upliftment of the marginalized.

 

After completing her M.Phil degree in Social Work, Archana naturally associated herself with NGOs that helped her pave her way toward ultimately being the head of DELL CSR. Having worked with lots of grassroots organizations and tribal organizations, as a part of her M.Phil program, she got the opportunity to understand the nitty-gritty of social work, right from her student days.

In this Interview, Ms Sahay answers the following questions:

  1. Educational institutes, educators, students, parents, government policies and the job market - all these factors together work towards preparing the youth for a certain skill-set. How do you identify as a professional, what skills need to be imparted to the youth, how they can be attained and who will provide them?
  2. Once skilling is taken care of – where is a need for re-skilling or upskilling the youth?
  3. To provide the youth with the right skills, we need someone to guide them towards the right direction that makes them future-ready. What kind of skills do you term as future skills and why?
  4. The pandemic was a great teacher that taught us many things, simply forgotten over time along with newly acquired ones based around online emerging scenarios. With everything going digital, how are you ready to prepare the youth for post – covid living. What will be the advantages and drawbacks of the same that you can see?
  5. Experiential learning and connections to mentors and role models when undergoing reskilling and upskilling is crucial. What are the areas that you can impact via experiential learning?

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