Xiaomi India, the country’s leading smartphone and smart TV brand, has partnered with the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad – the National Resource Centre in Entrepreneurship Development -for Project SPARK, to focus on enhancing the economic prospects for young individuals. The project will be kickoff with 600 young individuals from districts in Karnataka and Maharashtra in the first phase.
The collaboration aims to uplift the quality of life by offering learning opportunities, personal empowerment, active citizenship values, and employability skills through skills development programs with comprehensive training in areas like Mobile Phone Hardware, Wearable Devices & Accessories Repair Technician, and TV Repair Technician. This holistic approach enables and empower participants to become self-reliant entrepreneurs.
Mr. Muralikrishnan B, President at Xiaomi India, commented on the partnership, “We are dedicated to creating valuable opportunities for youth in the country. This collaboration with EDII will provide a platform to nurture and empower young individuals, positioning them as the future workforce and positively impacting the youth employment rate.”
Through this initiative, Xiaomi India will assist in establishing EDII Xiaomi Skillpreneurship Learning Centres (EXSL Centres) in Bangalore, Pune, and Mumbai, which will serve as a launchpad for individuals to gain the necessary skills and entrepreneurial mindset required to succeed in today’s competitive job market. They will have access to the required infrastructure and tailored training kits to equip them with the latest skillset for better job prospects. Xiaomi India aims to create a long-lasting impact by enabling candidates with the latest skillsets and knowledge to enhance their job prospects in the future.
Commenting on the collaboration, The Entrepreneur Development Institute of India, said, “EDII has been focussed on creating sustainable livelihood options for people across sections and sectors of society. This collaboration is a big step towards promoting entrepreneurship, employability, and livelihood activities among the youth who are the pillars of society. We are pleased to receive support from Xiaomi India to create a positive change in the lives of youth of Karnataka and Maharashtra, to begin with. This collaboration signifies our shared commitment towards nurturing entrepreneurial values amongst the younger generation and providing opportunities to help them enhance the quality of their life.”
Xiaomi India has been actively engaged in various initiatives with the primary goal is to promote skill development, skill training, employment, and livelihood among the youth across by focusing on marginalized and underprivileged individuals. The partnership with EDII is a testament to the company’s commitment to driving positive change and fostering societal betterment.