New Delhi, March 8: PNB Housing Finance on Monday announced an initiative under which it will facilitate underprivileged women gain driving skills and also donate electric cars to them in Jaipur and Indore. The housing finance company, which has partnered with Delhi-based NGO Azad Foundation for this purpose, said the new initiative — ‘Women With Wheels’ — is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project called ‘SHE’. The programme was announced on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, that falls on March 8.
“Under this partnership, PNB Housing Finance will be donating electric cars in Jaipur and Indore that will help women in these cities to earn their livelihood and become financially independent,” it said in a statement.
Under this programme, training will be given to women in the age bracket of 18-35 years living in urban slums and re-settlement colonies. The 6-8 months of training includes not just the technical training but also training on self development and rights based awareness, it said. International Women’s Day 2021: Indian Navy Shares Videos Highlighting Role of Women Officers in The Force.
The initiative will generate an annual income of around Rs 4.5 lakh for the women drivers and will also generate about 10,000 safe rides for women passengers, making public transport safer for women, PNB Housing claimed.
The company said it is actively involved in creating opportunities for women across the marginalised sections of the society through knowledge and skills training, and providing them with various resources to earn a sustainable livelihood.
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