In an effort to increase the employability of the underprivileged people, the Yashoda Charitable Foundation, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative of Yashoda Group of Hospitals, has started training the first batch of 60 orphans in various vocational courses.

The first batch was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Governor K.Rosaiah at Kotla Vijay Bhaskar Reddy Indoor Stadium, Yousufguda on Sunday. About 1,000 orphans from various homes participated.

The mission of Yashoda Charitable Foundation is to empower communities and create opportunities for the underprivileged, especially the orphaned youth, in the areas of education, training and health, Chairman of Yashoda Group of Hospitals G. Ravender Rao, said. The main focus is to impart employable skills and provide employment support to the orphan youth, he said.

The ‘Employment Linked Training Programme' designed by the foundation will address the training of the youth who have lost either a single or both the parents. For this, the foundation has partnered with prominent training providers for 59 different training courses. It has also tied-up with various recruiting agencies to provide employment support for candidates on the completion of their training programme.

For information on courses available on ‘www.yashodafoundation.in.'