As part of our efforts to help build capacity of underprivileged students through quality education, we have recently launched the KPMG Scholars’ programme. Through this programme, we are supporting the education and all-round development of underprivileged girls from our partner schools. We currently support 23 students across locations. The programme provides supplementary training to enhance their employability, and includes training in IT, sports, soft skills, arts and spoken English. In addition, the L&D team has conducted trainings on personality development for these students. Over the year, KPMG mentors (Shalini Pillay, Niloufer Irani, Sheena Arora- spouse of Rajesh Arora) will also meet with the students to provide career guidance and support. The programme has currently been launched in three of our partner schools: Shishu Mandir in Bengaluru, The Vidya School in Delhi and Kamla High School in Mumbai. Our Citizenship team meets these students frequently, and are happy to see the impact this programme has made in such a short time.