Ahmadabad: Adani Skill Development Centre (ASDC) received the CSR Times Award for the ‘Best Corporate Foundation’ in recognition of the excellent work done in the field of women’s empowerment.
Sh. G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Govt. of India, presented the award in New Delhi in the presence of Sh. M.P. Veerendra Kumar, Member Rajya Sabha and Smt. Rekha Sharma Chairperson, NCW India.
ASDC operates Saksham, a national-level skilling programme that is an initiative of Adani Foundation.
Adani Skill Development Centre (ASDC) focuses on bridging the skill gap and thus contributing towards nation building.The programme is in line with the Government of India’s Skill India Mission.
ASDC has partnered with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and has trained 40,000 youth.Currently there are more than 65 centres operational across eight states of India offering skill training in 40 trades.
More than 1500 women in the aspirational district of Godda, Jharkhand, have been trained in stitching and tailoring, through Adani Skill Development Centre. Adani Foundation with support from the District Administration of Godda has set up a Mega Garment Production Hub where the women are involved in stitching various items like school uniforms and bags.The District Administration of Godda has entrusted the women with the responsibility of stitching and delivering 3 lakh pairs of uniform worth Rs. 12 crore.As a result, the rural women are earning an average of Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 25,000 every month each.
Adani Skill Development Centre has been reviving handicrafts to preserve the culture of the area. Under the programme Aarambh in Mundra, Gujarat, handicrafts like Suf are being revived by training a group of women from the community. Marginalised groups like young widowed women in Bhuj, Gujarat,are being trained in Patient Care and Assistance (General Duty Assistant Course) and have been successfully placed in various reputed hospitals.