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Cyient Foundation and 100 Days Later Foundation lay the foundation of the  first Rural Skill Development Centre

9th June, 2023:The CSR arm of Cyient Ltd, Cyient Foundation, a global Engineering and Technology Solutions company, announced the foundation stone laying on the 8th June 2023 at Mahabubnagar for a novel Rural Skill Development Centre (RSDC).  This was inaugurated by Shri K. T. Rama Rao, Honourable Minister of IT, Telangana. Also present on the occasion were Honourable Minister, Labour & Employment, Factories, Govt. of Telangana, Shri. Malla Reddy, Honourable Minister, Excise & Prohibition, Sports & Youth Services, Archaeology, Govt. of Telangana Shri. Srinivas Goud, and Chairman, Cyient Foundation Shri. BVR Mohan Reddy, The RSDC initiative is a joint collaboration with the 100 Days Later Foundation, an organization focused on accelerating rural skill development, especially among girls.

The Rural Skill Development Centre (RSDC) will focus on the empowerment of rural girls from communities that are at a financial disadvantage, and will assist them in gaining skills and generating employment. The financially disadvantaged communities living in the district will benefit from the first center at Mahabubnagar They will be offered free training and employment assistance.

Training for gainful employment in industries related to Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals and Electronic Manufacturing, will be imparted to the pilot batch of 100 girls.  With the assistance of regional NGO’s and implementation partners they plan to scale up and impact livelihoods of 1000 girls per year.

The Cyient Foundation was praised by Shri. K.T. Rama Rao, Minister of IT and MAUD, Government of Telangana for starting this Rural Skill Development Centre in Mahabubnagar.  He thanked Ms. Pratinya Bodanapu, who was the Project Lead, 100 Days Later Foundation. He mentioned how important it was for a regular focus on skilling to make the youth employable so that they could avail employment opportunities. He also stressed the need of reskilling and upskilling since technologies that impact business and society keep emerging.

Ms. Pratinya Bodanapu, Project Lead of the 100 Days Later Foundation mentioned that for a thriving community the skilling of girls and empowering them to create a sustainable livelihood for important. Giving back to the community was integral to a society’s development. The 100 Days Later foundation she added, would focus on this.  The help received from the Government of Telangana, and the establishment of RSDC was one of many such initiatives to come. 

While addressing the gathering, Founder Chairman, and Board Member of Cyient Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy said that since its inception in 2002, the Cyient Foundation had facilitated the access of excellent education, skill development, business assigned social innovation and women empowerment through the conceptualization of a wide range of social initiatives. The rural skill development center (RSDC) of the Cyient Foundation supported the youth in the Tier –II and Tier III cities of Telangana. He further added that these skill development programmes customized for the rural areas could bridge the urban rural divide by unlocking the potential of the rural population. They could create sustainable and inclusive rural economies. He added that main aim of RSDC was to support and promote women’s employment in rural areas. This in turn would create more inclusive and prosperous communities.

A land area of 1500 square yards in the Govt. ITI for Girls at Mettugadda, Mahabubnagar, has been granted by The Department of Employment and Training, Government of Telangana, to build the RSDC or the Rural Skill Development Centre.




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