Cairn India, in association with NASSCOM Foundation, has launched the Cairn NASSCOM Knowledge Centre (CNKC) at a village in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district. The CNKC's first batch of 30 students was inducted in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister N Chinna Rajappa, Cairn India officials and other dignitaries during the centre's inauguration yesterday, a press release said.
The centre, located at Gollavilli village in Uppalaguptham mandal of East Godavari, will be managed in partnership with the Forum for Integrated Development and Research (FIDR), an NGO which has over 10 years of experience in implementing programmes in collaboration with the NASSCOM Foundation. CNKC seeks to do bridge the gap and open channels between the youth of Gollavilli and reputable organisations, and enable access to employment opportunities, at par with the city-bred youth. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Cairn India has tied-up with NASSCOM Foundation to make young people from under-privileged communities employable and connect them with reputed companies in the organised sector, the release said.
CNKC will function as a digital resource centre for the village, and will provide computer education, enhance spoken-English communication skills to the local youth which will, in turn, enable them to compete with candidates from cities in the current job market. The knowledge centre will have tie-ups with industry partners and local business establishments, for placement opportunities. The centre will also conduct behavioural sessions, employer orientation and training on communication skills to prepare the candidates for job interviews, it added. Similar knowledge centres were introduced by Cairn India in collaboration with NASSCOM Foundation at S Yanam village in 2012 and in Challapalli village in 2014.