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Tata Communications launches CSR Project S.H.E. for empowering Indian Women

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Tata Communications launches 'School of Hope and Empowerment'During the 2021 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development held virtually from Berlin (Germany) between May 17-19, 2021, Tata Communications launched their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project – ‘School of Hope and Empowerment (S.H.E)’ for empowering Indian women.

  • Objective –  To inspire at least a million women from small towns to realise their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs.
  • The initiative has been developed by Tata Communications in conjunction with The Better India, an effect driven Indian digital media platform.
  • It will offer business grants, mentorship, digital training, and other key resources for women to realize their entrepreneurial dreams

Components of the Project

i.Utilizing the power of digital connectivity & partnerships, the initiative will create an environment for women from marginalized communities to establish themselves as entrepreneurs and leaders in their communities.

ii.During the 1st phase,

  • S.H.E will focus on aspiring women entrepreneurs aged between 18-35 years from low-income backgrounds in the peri-urban areas of Jharkhand like Dhanbad, Bokaro, East Singhbhum, Hazaribagh and Ranchi.
  • These regions have just 25% of women in the labour forces and limited employment opportunities.
  • It will address the challenges of financial independence of the women in these regions.

iii.During the next 2 phases of the project, entrepreneurial women in Odisha and Bihar will be included.

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About Tata Communications

MD &  CEO – Amur Swaminathan Lakshminarayanan (Lakshmi)
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

About United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Director-General – Audrey Azoulay
Headquarters – Paris, France