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May, 19 2016

Tech Mahindra Foundation launches SMART Academy for healthcare in Delhi

Through this initiative, Tech Mahindra Foundation aims to inculcate human values, provide contemporary knowledge and impart high quality skill training and creating employment opportunities for youth in Allied Health Services in India.

Tech Mahindra Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Tech Mahindra Limited has recently launched the Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare in Delhi. With a commitment to setting new standards of excellence in the domain of training paramedics in the years to come, the SMART Academy aims to enable thousands of young women and men lead a life of dignity in the Healthcare sector.

The Academy marks a significant milestone in the journey of expanding the foundation's SMART employability programme. In full capacity, the Academy will train 2,000 young boys and girls.

"We want to equip youth from low-income families with skills that will help them begin a career in healthcare. There is a huge gap between demand and supply in the field of Allied Healthcare not just in the city of Delhi but the entire country, and the Academy is a small step in the direction of meeting this demand," said Loveleen Kacker, CEO, Tech Mahindra Foundation.

Through this initiative, Tech Mahindra Foundation aims inculcate human values, provide contemporary knowledge and impart high quality skill training, thereby creating employment opportunities for young men and women in Allied Health Services, across the country.

The training programme of the Academy is a good blend of theory and practice, with an emphasis on the latter. The academic environment at the SMART Academy is augmented by a well-equipped IT lab, technical laboratories, a well-stocked library and also an ambulance where the students can gain realistic training on managing emergencies. Students are encouraged to discover their aptitude, strengths, and areas of interest.

In addition to healthcare-related courses, the students are also trained on communication skills and work readiness to equip them to face the challenges of competitive work environment. The Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare has been set up in collaboration with the Harijan Sewak Sangh, a social development organisation founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1932. It will be located at the Gandhi Ashram, Kingsway Camp, New Delhi.

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