At SMFG India Credit, we promote every Indian’s right to education. Towards this objective, we have numerous project which helps create an impact in the lives of underprivileged children and women. Some our flagship projects under Education are:
Sakhi – A Financial Literacy Program
The ‘Sakhi-Financial Literacy’ is one of the flagship programmes of SMFG India Credit under Education to create financial awareness among women and adolescent girls leading to their empowerment and social inclusion. The geographic focus of this program is covering rural, peri-urban and urban slums across various states in India. It blends the power of digital technology along with the human touch in order to create maximum impact in terms of reach. A master trainer or “Sakhi” is identified from the community and trained by SMFG India Credit, who then disseminates knowledge on financial literacy through digital means like tablets and animated stories to her peers in the village.
SMFG India Credit Scholarship Programme is a CSR initiative to financially support school students who face financial barriers in pursuing their education.
In developing economies like India, there are numerous challenges that make access to quality education difficult. Most prominent are the lack of affordable financing, career guidance and inefficient or inadequate knowledge of available educational aids for students, that raises the cost of education, especially for the bottom-of-pyramid segment. To bridge this gap, SMFG India Credit along with its partner NGO empowering student with scholarship opportunities.