June 8, 2018, Noida: With the aim to empower women and enhance their ability to earn better livelihood, Pearl Academy in collaboration with SETU Foundation completed its 3 month certificate program to train 23 students in design, pattern making and construction skills. A convocation ceremony to award the winners and certificates to all participants was organized today at Pearl Academy’s Noida campus.
As a part of its CSR initiative, Pearl joined hands with SETU Foundation, a Noida based NGO working for education and employability of under-privileged and disabled people. Pearl provided specialized and skill based training to two women trainers who in turn operated on ‘train the trainer’ model to impart skills to 23 women from SETU in three months course. The top 3 performing students - Tabasum Salmani, Sunita Singh and Rambha were felicitated with trophies and certificates were awarded to all participants.
Kaveree Bamzai, Editor, India Today Group was the chief guest at the event. Pankaj Singh, BJP MLA from Noida, UP Assembly also graced the occasion. Students’ creations which were displayed through ramp walk were very well received and applauded by the audience.
Commenting on the initiative, Ms Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy said: “it is a very satisfying feeling to see women empowered with life skills through one of our initiatives. Pearl has always believed in bringing lasting and impactful changes in the society. I am thrilled to be part of this noble cause that will contribute to make life sustainable for these women. Today I take this opportunity to thank SETU for partnering with us in imparting skill-based learning that promotes equality in society. My heartiest congratulations to all the students.”
Mr Ravi Kaul, Director, SETU, said: “The experience of working with Pearl Academy has been very satisfying. We are committed to empower the underprivileged and promote skill development among them. I believe, by empowering women we will be able to contribute towards the upliftment of the economically weaker sections of the society. The certification course from Pearl Academy is a great opportunity for women to learn life skills. I thank Pearl Academy for this valuable collaboration.”
About Pearl Academy
Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in design, fashion, business and media has been a catalyst for success of the students across creative industries for over two decades. With a legacy of 25 years, Pearl Academy offers over 30 uniquely designed under-graduate, post-graduate and professional development pathway through its campuses in Delhi, Noida, Jaipur and Mumbai. Its reputation of preparing ‘Industry ready’ professionals has been recognized by leading fashion, retail and design brands, which has helped in establishing a healthy track record of over 95 per cent placement for the last three years. Its path-breaking alliances with renowned organizations such as the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) have ensured that its faculty and students get an exclusive access to ‘industry in the classroom’.
The institution was ranked as the best private fashion college in India for the fourth consecutive year by India Today – AC Nielson survey, The Week – Hansa Survey and Outlook – Drshti Survey. Pearl Academy was awarded the ‘Best Design Institute in India’ in 2016 and 2017 by industry body ASSOCHAM. Jaipur campus of the academy was ranked as one of the most beautiful college campuses in India by India Today. The institution was also awarded as ‘Best Education Brands 2017’ in Fashion Design Category by The Economic Times. It is the only Indian institute to feature in Business of Fashion’s Top 25 Global Fashion School Rankings (Graduate) in 2017. Pearl Academy is a member of Laureate International Universities Network, a global network that has presence in 25 countries and is serving more than one million students. The Academy is also closely associated with renowned global institutions such as London College of Fashion (UK), Domus Academy (Italy), Media Design School (New Zealand) and NABA (Milan) amongst many others. For more information, please visit: www.pearlacademy.com