QuEST and NASSCOM to make 2,000+ people self-reliant

QuEST Global, a global product engineering and lifecycle services company, and NASSCOM Foundation, today announced the launch of their Resurgent Communities initiative whereby 2,000+ people will become self-reliant.

More than 2,000 residents of Mithun Reddy Layout at Bellandur in Bengaluru will receive support through this initiative and will become self-reliant.

The Resurgent Communities initiative is divided into three phases spread across the next 12 months. The first phase aims at providing immediate relief by distributing ration kits to 400+ households and sensitizing the community on how to co-exist and continue their day-to-day chores without being infected.

In the Reform phase, school-going children will be provided with education and at least one adult per household will be made digitally literate. The third phase will enable the community to re-imagine their livelihoods by getting skilled or creating new, more robust micro-entrepreneurship. The initiative will also work towards creating intra and inter-community collaborations to create women self-help groups and community level associations etc.

The NASSCOM Foundation and QuEST will partner with an on-ground NGO – Smile Foundation – who will help both the organizations in executing this initiative.

Speaking at the occasion, Niketh Sundar, Chief People Officer, QuEST Global said, “The Resurgent Communities program aims at sustainable development of communities by providing them with digital skills, job opportunities and entrepreneurship skills. Through such initiatives, our focus is to provide basic skills for the underprivileged, thereby creating opportunities to enhance their livelihood for a better tomorrow that will benefit the entire community. We are looking forward to associating with NASSCOM Foundation, where we can engineer a change for the communities around us.”

Ashok Pamidi, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation said, “The initiative seeks to help communities become self-reliant by not just providing them with relief, but shaping their future through education for the youth, and digital skills, job and entrepreneurship skills for the adults. We are grateful to QuEST Global in taking the lead and supporting the community at Mithun Reddy Layout, Bellandur, and urge all our member companies to become a part of this initiative by supporting similar communities across India.”

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