Emeritus Executive Education has announced a scholarship programme for young women through Vahani, an NGO dedicated to educating talented students from less privileged socio-economic backgrounds.
Through this programme, Rs 1 crore in scholarships will be provided to Vahani Alumnae to access Emeritus’ education programmes offered in partnership with leading universities across technology, data analytics and digital marketing fields, Emeritus said in a press statement.
Over 40% of the learners across programmes at Emeritus are women and the company estimates this number to increase in the year ahead.
“At Emeritus, we believe that education is transformational and we are on a mission to make it more accessible. We are proud to partner with Vahani, to help women across India learn new skills to unlock career opportunities and bridge gender gaps in skill training,” said Ashwin Damera, Co-Founder and CEO, Emeritus.
The scholarship programme is an extension of Emeritus’ focus on increasing access to education to marginalised and underserved communities, the company said in the statement. In 2021, Emeritus launched a partnership with Vahani which included individual scholarships and one-on-one mentorship for Vahani Alumni. Through this tie-up, Emeritus team members have been on-boarded as Vahani mentors, who provide one-on-one guidance to their mentees twice a month, to help them choose better career paths.
This article was first published in Economic Times.