Case Study - CSR initiatives of Zensar Technologies
Socio Economic Initiative
The Socio Economic mandate of the Foundation has enabled the start of LIVELIHOOD ADVANCEMENT BUSINESS SCHOOL (LABS) programme - a unique initiative to create more opportunities for less privileged youth. Pune Corporate Consortium for LABS was inaugurated on April 4, 2006. LABS, a flagship program of Dr. Reddy's Foundation (DRF), promotes customized programs for youth and women in the age group of 18-30 years from economically weaker sections of society, and empowers them to gain access to opportunities for sustainable livelihoods and growth in the New Economy. This program is implemented in Pune with the help of organizations such as Thermax, Forbes Marshall, Confederation of Indian Industries - Young Indians (CII-YI) and Zensar Technologies in association with Pune Municipal Corporation to actively support this initiative. CII-YI is the primary coordinator of this activity that plans to train 300 young members in the coming year. This program aims to empower students who have discontinued formal education for various reasons.