Katha Current Affairs - 2020
Deloitte has announced the launch of its global initiative ‘WorldClass’ in India for the empowerment of women. The initiative was launched by Deloitte’s Global CEO, Punit Renjen in the presence of Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
- In India, the initiative aims to support 10 million girls and women by 2030 through education and skills development.
- To attain the objectives of WorldClass Initiative, Deloitte will align with organisations such as Katha and Pratham in India.
- WorldClass programme in India will focus on improving girls retention rate in school, higher educational outcomes, and skills development for women to access employment.
- The initiative aims to give a boost to women education since almost 40 per cent of girls aged 15-18 years drop out of school and college, and only 26 per cent of women are employed.
Through the WorldClass Initiative in India Deloitte aims to fuel India’s growth story by aiding India to encash its demographic dividend. Globally, the WorldClass initiative seeks to prepare 50 million people by 2030, to be better equipped for the future of work, in-line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).