State Bank of India (SBI) and Oracle India in a first-of-its-kind joint corporate citizenship collaboration have launched the 'D-Change' programme.
The two organizations came together to participate in facilitating digital education, women's empowerment and rural development.
The initiative supports Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Skill India" and "Digital India" plan and furthers Oracle's commitment to expand within the region.
As the first project to be launched under "D-Change," it will be initiated at Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya in Bengaluru and Mandal Parishad High School, Kondapur in Hyderabad on Aug 6, 2016.
As one of India's largest digital and joint employee-volunteer programs with over 2,40,000 employees from both organizations, including senior leadership, "D-Change" will support education and learning, women's empowerment and rural skills development in India.
Further reinforcing the 20-year relationship between SBI and Oracle India, "D-Change" will merge SBI's financial expertise and expansive reach with Oracle's technology leadership to help local communities drive substantial change and develop a skilled economy, Oracle India press release said.
D-Change" aims to build awareness and promote financial literacy among girls and women, especially those that are underprivileged. Education sessions will be conducted across multiple locations with the help from SBI and Oracle employee volunteers, added.
Volunteers will come together to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider careers in the IT field.