Mahindra Pride Schools provide vocational training and livelihood skills to the socially weaker sections of society. The MoU was signed between Principal Secretary, Technical Education Department, Rajasthan, G S Sandhu and Executive Director & President, Infrastructure Development Sector, M&M Arun Nanda.
M&M has set up its first Pride School near Pune, whose first three batches have had a 95% placement.
The Rajasthan government will provide 2500 sqm of land to M&M at Bani Park in Jaipur for 25 years and M&M will bear the cost of building construction. The school will run on a not-for-profit basis and 600 students per year from SC/ST/ OBC will be given vocational training. Students will also be given training in spoken English, basic computer literacy, communication skills which will help them in their over all personality development.
Mr Nanda said, “CSR has been basic to Mahindra's philosophy since our inception in 1945. Education forms a major thrust area of M&M's CSR activity. The Mahindra Group shares a special relationship with the state of Rajasthan, and we aim to further strengthen this relationship by setting up the Mahindra Pride School in Jaipur.”
Mahindra Pride Schools aim to play a proactive role in achieving better employment opportunities for the socially marginalised youth by providing livelihood training, thus enabling them to gain employment based on their skills. The students successfully graduating from Mahindra Pride School, Pune have been placed in organizations like Aviva Life Insurance Company, Jai Hind Retail, Silver Jubilee Motors, Mc Donalds, Westside and Seasons.