Ola wants to empower 500,000 women by 2025 through skill training

  • Indian unicorn Ola plans to economically empower women via skills training.
  • Its charitable arm Ola Foundation aims to empower 500,000 women by 2025.
  • It will train women in textile production and printing, financial and digital literacy programmes, health awareness, and vocational skills.
Indian ride-hailing unicorn Ola plans to impart skills to 500,000 women through its charitable venture Ola foundation, by 2025.

The foundation will provide employment-linked skills training, financial literacy and social empowerment through life-skills education.

“Our pilot programmes have demonstrated that financial and social independence for women can bring about a significant improvement in the well-being of their families,” said Srinivas Chunduru, Mentor at Ola Foundation and group CHRO.

The Ola foundation, which was formed in 2016, is hoping to train women in textile production and printing, in addition to financial and digital literacy programmes, health awareness, and vocational skills.

To launch this initiative, Ola conducted multiple researches, which includes talking to the spouses of its driver partners in Bengaluru. It has also partnered with Gram Tarang for social empowerment and life skills training with a 60-hour interactive programme.
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