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India LEAD Programme

Our India LEAD (Leadership Empowerment and Development) programme focuses on the promotion of equal employment opportunities and heightened awareness of the rights of disabled people living in India. The immediate beneficiaries of this programme are: disabled people who are highly-skilled; graduates that are unemployed or underemployed, living in India.

In India, disabled people face many barriers and their needs are more often unrecognised or disregarded. This is due to a number of reasons: from a lack of resources and infrastructure, incomprehensive equality laws and policies with a general lack of enforcement to a dismissive culture and negative attitudes of society in relation to the ability of disabled people. This is compounded by a visible lack of disabled leaders and role models for aspiring disabled people in India.

 

Why India?

 

  • Business Context

With the current intensified interest on the international business relationship between the UK and India, our LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment and Development) programme particularly focuses on providing UK businesses with a sustainable platform to develop their international market and invest in a corporate social initiative. This results in empowering the disadvantaged and also improving business ethics, both in India and in the UK.

 

  • Social Context

In India, disabled people face many barriers and their needs are more ounrecognised or disregarded. This is due to a number of reasons: from a lack of resources and infrastructure, incomprehensive equality laws and policies with a general lack of enforcement to a dismissive culture and negative attitudes of society in relation to the ability of disabled people. This is compounded by a visible lack of disabled leaders and role models for aspiring disabled people in India. The LEAD programme specifically focuses on empowering highly skilled disabled people and graduates that are unemployed or underemployed.

LEAD Programme: Gateway to Success

Sandwich Approach

Candidate Side

  • Rigorous Recruitment and Selection
  • Training and Development
  • Enable Fund
  • Quarterly Training
  • Non-Directive Coaching
  • Alumni and Professional Development

Partner Side

  • Equality and Diversity Training
  • Sustainability and Expansion
  • Building Leadership and Capacity
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Benefits to your organisation and employees

We at Choice International recognise that companies are increasingly adopting best practices and trying to measure, improve and report publicly about their business behaviour.
We understand that essentially corporate social responsibility (CSR) embodies two emergent concepts – value creation and triple bottom line (TBL). The triple bottom line approach acknowledges financial, environmental and social responsibilities of companies to wider society. Our creatively designed and customisable CSR Partner Plan will ensure that we support and enhance partner CSR strategy through transparency, engagement and information.

As our partner we offer you internal and external benefits both in the UK and India ranging from brand presence on social and traditional media, provision of equality and diversity training, staff volunteering involvement and creating a legacy to maximise the impact and benefit of our partnership to your company's CSR policy.

Sustainable Business Model

Choice International plays a nurturing role with its candidates allowing for permanent job placement and career prosperity, development of skills and social change while facilitating business success by supporting business partners with rigorous recruitment and fulfilling CSR objectives through the appropriately matched LEAD candidate.

Programme Outline

Programme Diagram

Programme Differentiation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Choice International LEAD – India programme? How did it develop?

Why is Choice International focusing their LEAD programme in India?

Why focus on highly skilled disabled people when there are many un-skilled, uneducated disabled people begging on the streets in India?

Does Choice International have the capacity to make the programme successful?

How will my company benefit by getting involved with the LEAD programme?

How can my company's employees get involved with this programme and gain direct benefit?

How will this programme be sustainable and help wider communities?

Does this programme have to be continuously managed by UK staff where there are high costs involved?

What makes Choice International unique?

How can you get involved?

You can get involved with the innovative Choice LEAD programme through many ways by providing funding, infrastructural assistance, contributing work, facilities for training and meetings, transportation, accommodation and volunteering opportunities.

Please fill in the Expression of interest form to help us to process your request and contact you as soon as possible.

Expression of Interest Form

To know more about the Programme or to get involved please contact us