VW, LPF join hands for education of 40 girls

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 11 May 2019

Khare said, “This scholarship is not just about providing them financial support. We make sure that the girls make the best use of this opportunity."

PUNE: Volkswagen India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lila Poonawalla Foundation (LPF) for the education of 40 girls pursuing engineering degrees. As a part of this MoU, Volkswagen India has committed to invest Rs 84 lakh towards the education of these 40 girls.

This is Volkswagen India’s fourth such MoU with the foundation, taking the number of girls receiving scholarship sorted by the company to 80. The company has sponsored the education of 40 girls in the last 3 years and has made an investment of Rs 78 lakh towards this cause.

The MoU was signed by  Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited,  Jan Frydrych, Head HR and Admin, Volkswagen India Private Limited,  Lila Poonawalla, Chairperson, Lila Poonawalla Foundation in the presence  Priti Khare, CEO of Lila Poonawalla Foundation. 

Khare said, “This scholarship is not just about providing them financial support. We make sure that the girls make the best use of this opportunity. It is a holistic approach wherein the girls are groomed, their confidence enhanced; they are trained on employability skills and are ready for a career of their choice.” She added, 

“Eight of the 20 girls who are going to graduate this year have already secured jobs in reputed firms. Most of the girls come from a family with less than Rs 1 lakh annual income, hence these jobs are not only going to make these girls financially stable, but also make their families financially empowered.”

​ ​

Related News