DLF Foundation and Laurus Edutech to develop more skill development centers for underprivileged

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 05, 2012 14:40 hrs

(ANI): leading skill Development Company-Laurus Edutech signed a MoU with the DLF Foundation, the philanthropic arm of DLF Limited, to set up over 18 skill development centers in India for underprivileged students.

DLF Foundation, which has launched a programme called DLF LIFE (Learning Initiatives for Employment). As part of the LIFE Program and MoU, DLF Foundation and Laurus Edutech will set up joint centres. These centres which are spread out pan-India, will primarily focus on skilling the under privileged students and then further assist them with providing employment opportunities.

Since its inception, the DLF Foundation has undertaken several rural education, training, health and environment initiatives.

Speaking on the occasion, Srinivas Rao Cheedella, Managing Director of Laurus Edutech said- "We are happy to be associated with DLF Foundation and help implement its initiatives under the LIFE Program. The centres to be operated in the brand name "DLF LIFE Skill India" will roll out most of the programs including services like retail, computers etc and target the bottom end of the pyramid students."

Col Rajendar Singh, CEO of DLF Foundation expressed his happiness over the signing of the MoU as it would benefit in creating skilled resources and employment opportunities.

"We are happy to sign an MOU with Laurus Edutech and in the first year of operations, will be setting up 18 centres across India. Laurus Edutech skills several students who are under privileged and we are confident that this relationship will lead to immense benefit in creating several skilled resources and provide them with employment opportunities," Said Col. Singh.

Of the total 18 centres to be setup jointly in the first year, about 12 centres have been finalized and coming up in the Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore and Delhi region. The remaining centres would be set up in Kerala and Karnataka. (ANI)

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