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CSR Project By:  Trent Limited

Project Budget: INR 0.63 Cr


Education, Employability and Livelihoods Enhancement

Project

Educational Activities & Vocational Skills for Youth  (2016-17)

 
 
Project Sector  : Education, Employability and Livelihoods Enhancement
 
 
Implementing Partners:  National Institute of Fashion Technology, Idea Foundation, Step Up Charitable Foundation, Salaam Bombay Foundation, Room to Read India Trust, Tata Community Initiatives Trust,
 
 

Project Description

The Company has spent some amount of money for various educational activities.

Infrastructural Support: As part of Trent’s education initiative which works with different segment of students. Trent now supports total 17 libraries in municipal schools in Mumbai, Delhi and Pune. This initiative is implemented in partnership with Room to Read India Trust, a public charitable trust that works in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children. The total number of beneficiaries reached through their library support is 903.

English Communication Skills: Trent has undertaken initiatives for imparting English Communication skills to students with aim to develop language skills to enhance individual employability of youth in marginalized and deprived sections of Society. This Program also incorporates awareness and advocacy modules on values and ethics, intended to benefit the community at large, by preparing young people to be better corporate citizens. As per standards in the industry, Trent understands the prominence of communication skills; therefore this initiative aims at improving English Communication skills of students belonging to municipal schools between the age group of 13-16 years. The project aims to make a difference in the lives of the students’ vis-à-vis fluency in their ability to communicate in English so that they are enabled before entering the employment age. This program runs along in partnership with Salaam Bombay Foundation and Step Up Charitable foundation, in 3 BMC Schools reaching out to 166 beneficiaries, for the next academic year to more 6 schools, which will reach approximately 300 beneficiaries.

Scholarships: Trent aims at assisting students at National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) - Mumbai by providing educational sponsorship, thus providing financial assistance to meritorious and deserving students belonging to the economically weaker sections, specific to Affirmative Action communities. This academic year 2016-17, Trent sponsored 6 eligible students and 2 girls from Idea Foundation.

Vocational Skills for Youth: Vocational training program has been a key thrust area under CSR for Trent and hence there is a greater emphasis on effective skilling programs. The flagship program is already on the ground in partnership with Tata Strive through the support to 4 Retail Lab centers for the Retail training to ensure quality training and employability enhancement for the youth in Mumbai, Pune, Mohali and Hyderabad. Tata Community Initiatives Trust, one of CSR Programs is Skills Development which is named as “Tata STRIVE”, TRENT has supported Tata STRIVE in providing hostel facilities for the trainees enrolled from distant locations to pursue the vocational retail trainings for youth which focus to facilitate wider outreach of the training programme. The purpose is to mobilize youth from distant locations for the retail courses of Tata STRIVE centre cities and provide them hostel facilities. Around 300 beneficiaries are impacted through hostel accommodation support of Trent.

 
 
Project Location:   Mumbai-Maharashtra, Pune-Maharashtra,
 
 

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