With the aim to provide a regular income to underprivileged, jobless youth, RC Nagpur, RID 3030, collaborated with the ICICI Foundation to set up The Rotary Centre to train them in electrical and home appliances repair through a 72-day crash course with hands-on knowledge.
The club members donated for the Rotary centre which gets expertise from the ICICI Academy of Skills, Nagpur, for the training programme. Further, the Academy has skilled and placed over 100 beneficiaries in reputed firms after they had completed the programme at the vocational centre. The well-designed course offers both theory and practical exposure to basic installation, servicing and repairing of electrical and home appliances, and other household accessories. Those who had passed Class 10 are eligible for the programme.
Already, the first three batches of 108 students, including a girl, who had completed the training course at the centre were placed at service centres run by top firms — IFB, Blue Star, Haier, Reliance Digital, Samsung and Tata Sky. “We are proud to take up this skilling initiative with the support of ICICI Foundation as it will enable a sustainable livelihood for the youth from economically weak families,” said Nilufer Rana, president, RC Nagpur.