Chennai, 25th March 2023: Xiaomi India, the country’s leading smartphone and smart TV brand, announced a collaboration with United Way India to upskill the transgender community. The partnership aims to upskill 100 transgender persons across Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru with the knowledge of laptop, computer, and mobile handset repair to enhance their employability and provide sustainable livelihood options to them. With technology usage at an all-time high, this skill development program is a gateway for the transgender community to secure jobs with leading mobile companies and pave the way for their entrepreneurial journey.
The selected individuals’ training program will span over four months and incorporate an experiential learning approach. The program will cover different modules such as basic electronics, software and hardware, and hands-on practical training. United Way India, will identify beneficiaries in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru regions based on their willingness, attitude, and aptitude to participate in the training. Upon completing the program, trainees will actively engage in income-generating activities and self-employment ventures.
Commenting on the collaboration, Muralikrishnan B, President at Xiaomi India said, “Our collaboration with United Way India is a testament to our firm belief in the transformative power of technology, as it can empower individuals and drive progress to greater heights. We are delighted to work towards upskilling the transgender community and contributing to a more inclusive and equitable society and providing them with a sustainable future.”
Commenting on the partnership, Jayanti Shukla, CEO, of United Way India said, “We are thrilled to onboard Xiaomi India to improve the quality of life for transgender persons and their families with this skill-building program. With a focus on building equitable communities in India, we support including access to opportunities for all and are pleased to collaborate with Xiaomi to serve diverse population groups.”
At Xiaomi India, social impact initiatives are centered on education and skill building to support and contribute towards the nation’s growth and empowerment.