Hindalco Shows Path To Self-Sustainability To Unemployed Youth Of Odisha’s Sambalpur

Sambalpur: Hindalco Industries Limited has been spearheading education and sustainable livelihood through various skill development activities in Sambalpur under its CSR initiatives.

Aditya Birla Skill Centre at Sambalpur, under the aegis of Hindalco, is a state-of-the-art training centre focussed on imparting skills, among which are Office Assistant and Data Entry Operator, Account Assistant and Food & Beverage etc.

Along with skill development courses, designed and based on requirement and existing skill set of students, they are given lessons in personality development as well.

Till now, 231 students have been enrolled in these courses, of whom 97 have been placed successfully.

Currently, 33 students are going through these courses.

Anjali, a resident of Larapank village in Sambalpur district, was forced to discontinue her school education to support the family at a young age after losing her father who was the sole breadwinner. She enrolled in the tailoring centre at Sambalpur, started in 2019 by Aditya Birla Group’s Hindalco Hirakud plant.

Today, she earns around Rs 15,000 per month and takes care of her family. Anjali, who has been appointed as a Master Trainer in Hindalco’s recently-opened tailoring centre, is now a role model for many young girls.

Similarly, Ankit Suna of Christianpada in Hirakud works as Data Entry Operator in SA Infosys Pvt. Ltd and earns Rs 10,000 per month. She trained as an Office Assistant at Hindalco-run Skill Centre in Sambalpur.

These are just two of the numerous success stories which inspire youngsters to learn and begin to earn.

Under Project Prerana, tailoring training is imparted to employed girls and women. A total of 72 women and girls are now being trained at three centres in Hirakud, Budhakanta and Masterpada Larpanka.

Their earnings will help augment the family income.

Hindalco has introduced a Beautician training programme at Mahammadpur village, where women and girls from Mahammadpur, Nuajamada, Gundurupad and Dengimachha R&R Colony are trained.

Hindalco is now exploring introducing additional trades like Automobile, TV & Mobile Repairing, Driving, Mechanical, etc.

“Our aim is inclusive growth. Our endeavours towards honing skills of unemployed youths in an ongoing activity. Consequently, marginalised communities feel that Hindalco’s presence is a force for good, determined to lift the quality of life of people through sustainable livelihood processes,” said Hindalco Sambalpur Cluster Head Kailash Pandey.

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