Empower and enable underserved persons with skill training programmes

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Focus Areas

Under the pillar of Livelihood, Cognizant Foundation focuses on empowering and enabling underserved youth, persons with disabilities and women to gain employment. The Foundation collaborates with credible skill training providers and organisations in identifying, training and supporting job placement.

The reach

OF THE PROGRAMME IN 2019/20

2,200+ Lives Impacted

5 States

12 NGO Partners

Skilling Underserved Youth 

1,400+Trainees

4States

Automobile repairs, IT/ITeS, Electrical, Hospitality, Retail

Partners Aide et Action, Chennai Don Bosco Tech Society, New Delhi Hand in Hand India, Kanchipuram Social Empowerment and Economic Development Society, New Delhi Pratham Education Foundation, Mumbai

Photograph of Perumal

“I am finally in a position to follow my dreams.”

Perumal, Trainee,
Don Bosco Tech Society

Photograph of Mohan

“All our recruits have performed exceptionally well.”

Mohan, HR Manager,
Nine Stars Information Technologies

Photograph of Ganesh

“Even after I got placed, they did not forget about me and gave me the opportunity to get an even better job.”

Ganesh Pandurang Sadavare
Electrician Trainee
Pratham Education Foundation

Skilling Persons with Disabilities 

660+Trainees

3States

BFSI, IT/ITeS, Hospitality, Retail, Tourism

Partners Cheshire Disability Trust, Bengaluru Cheshire Homes India, Kolkata Dr. Reddy's Foundation, Hyderabad Sarthak Educational Trust, New Delhi The Association of People with Disability, Bengaluru

Photograph of Rana M. Philip

“We thank Cognizant Foundation for supporting virtual training during COVID-19 lockdown.”

Rana M. Philip
Chairman, Cheshire Disability Trust

Photograph of Manohar

“I feel confident now, and I'm able to financially support my family.”

Manohar
Trainee, Cheshire Disability Trust

Photograph of Srilakshmi Bellamkonda

“We have trained more than 200 youth in the last 1.5 years.”

Srilakshmi Bellamkonda
Programme Head - DRF

Photograph of Vikram

In his own words, Vikram explains how he got placed, thanks to the training provided at DRF, and Cognizant Foundation's support.

Skilling Women 

170+Trainees

1State

Home Nursing, Tailoring & Apparel

Partners Association for Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW), Chennai Women's Organisation for Rural Development (WORD), Namakkal

“Through my job as a nurse, I am able to make a meaningful contribution to society.”

Gowri
Home Nursing Trainee
ANEW