UPS and Smile Foundation have joined hands under corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. Under the partnership, Smile Foundation has received a grant of US $ 27000 from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS). The grant will be used for establishing two ‘Twin e-Learning Centres’ in Delhi – providing employable skills training to adolescents from underprivileged communities.
Besides Computer and English language, the students and beneficiaries are also to be oriented and trained on Basic Retail Management, Gender Issues, Personality Development and Career Counseling, Reproductive and Sexual Health, HIV/AIDS etc. Job market-linked skills in Computer and English language are to be imparted to the underprivileged adolescents in order to suitably prepare them and enhance their prospects for employability in fast expanding services and retail sectors in India as a result of opening of economy and BPO boom.
Also it’s important to know that established in 1951, and based in Atlanta, Ga., USA, The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified literacy, hunger relief, and volunteerism as its focus areas. In 2006, The UPS Foundation distributed nearly $ 46 million worldwide through grants that benefit organizations or programmes to provide support for building stronger communities.