Friday, April 04, 2008

CII's Yi Chapter at XLRI

From The Telegraph

Corporate lessons for teachers
XLRI officials after signing the MoU. Picture by Bhola Prasad

Jamshedpur, April 3: Trained corporate leaders and managers would now instruct teachers in schools located in remote regions on how to bring about a change in the education system.

Akshara, an educational drive to be launched in rural pockets across the steel city, would bring about the much-needed change in the rural education system and government schools.

To be run under the aegis of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and envisaged by Young India (Yi), Akshara would soon be launched in all government schools in the region.

Yi members would not only conduct classes but would also supply teachers with required study material.

The first Yi Net was formed at the XLRI today with the formal signing of MoU between XLRI director E. Abraham and Jay Kamani, the chairperson of Yi Net in Jamshedpur, today.

“Yi is a group comprising young Indian entrepreneurs, businessmen, managers and professionals who unite under one roof with the objective of creating a better future for the Indian youth and to bridge the gap between the different sections of society. The focus areas of YiNet include economy, education, environment, healthcare, youth affairs and employment,” said Rohan K. Mehta, the national president of Yi Net, who was present at the B-school, today.

There are about 18 Yi chapters in the country comprising 836 members.

Reputed institutes like IIMs, along with over 30 renowned institutes, are also part of Yi Net.

Some of the unique movements launched by Yi Net across the country are fund-raising events for developmental projects, rural education, AIDS awareness work and several others.

“This is just the beginning. In the coming days, the B-school would witness a rise in the number of such units through schools and colleges,” said Kamani.

CII would also help students organise several knowledge-sharing platforms with company chiefs, corporate behemoths and young political leaders.

Apart from that, e-Yi — an online platform of the different members — would also be launched.

Apart from XLRI, a small initiative has also been started at Loyola School where the Yi members help with free treatment at the Loyola clinic.

There is also a national Yi farmers’ network.

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