Swiggy offers free skill-based learning for gig workers, their kids

Bangalore, Sep 13 (IANS) Online food delivery platform Swiggy on Tuesday announced a skills initiative to provide free learning opportunities to thousands of delivery workers and their children.

Swiggy has partnered with Khan Academy, a non-profit educational organization, to offer courses and certifications through its “Skills Academy”.

The company has also partnered with Google (NASDAQ:) to use Read Along, a speech-based reading tool, to help delivery partners’ children improve their reading skills.

“With Swiggy Skills, we have taken a step forward in fulfilling our responsibility to our leaders by focusing on creating an opportunity for their growth and progression,” said Girish Menon, Human Resources Manager at Swiggy.

The academy will offer courses in non-functional subjects such as spoken English, time management, hygiene and clothing, computer use, personal finance and health and well-being mental and physical.

Up to 30,000 children, plus younger siblings, nieces and nephews of delivery partners can choose to access educational support through the Swiggy Skills Academy, the company said.

In the first days of its launch, 24,000 children have already registered for the Swiggy Skills Academy.

–IANS

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