FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, July 30: The HDFC Bank launched a skills training initiative in Meghalaya as part of its corporate social responsibility programme in a function held at Shillong Club.
The Bank will train women and youth in bee-keeping, broom making, agricultural development, and soft skills to economically empower over 4,000 people in 15 villages of the State. The Bank has partnered with NGOs FXB India Suraksha and Aroh Foundation for this initiative. The initiative at present covers 15 remotely located villages of two districts of Meghalaya. In 10 villages of the Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya, women are being trained in bee-keeping and broom making. The broom making units are located in Nongrim Jyrmie and Pahambir Them villages and the bee-keeping units are located in Mawiong, Pahamnongtrylaw villages of Ri-Bhoi district. In addition to this initiative, the Bank is undertaking a school sanitation programme in Meghalaya. As part of the programme, HDFC Bank is building sanitation infrastructure in over 125 schools in the state. More than 8,000 teachers and students in the state will benefit from the programme.