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Transformify Partners with Genashtim to Help Bridge the Skills Gap

London, UK - 20th October 2016 Transformify, a global corporate social responsibility (CSR) platform, has entered into a partnership with Genashtim, a provider of online learning solutions, in an initiative to bridge the skills gap by providing e-learning opportunities.  Skills and knowledge are essential for social development. The shortage of skilled workers across a number of industries is a complex and significant challenge faced by many businesses worldwide. O...

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This Startup Travel Agency Has Only Blind, Acid Attack Victims As Their Staff

Around Diwali last year, corporate trainer Akash Bhardwaj was out shopping when he saw a nearly blind woman, with scars on her face, selling balloons. She had a small baby . Her husband had abandoned her after a neighbour disfigured her face with acid. She had also lost her job as a security guard. "She asked me, 'Jis aurat ko muh dekh ke nikaal diya, usko kaun naukri dega (Who will employ a woman sacked because of a disfigured face)?'" says Bhardwaj, 31. TOI Th...

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Transforming the way people get jobs

With a purpose to support and grow entrepreneurs – both financially and through mentoring – Virgin StartUp have assisted hundreds of ideas flourish into successful and sustainable businesses – it’s something everyone here at Virgin Unite is extremely inspired by. This week we’re talking about Transformify. A business transforming the way people get jobs all around the world, we caught up with co-founder Lilia Stoyanov to find out more… Virgin Unite, Tra...

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How may graduates in Africa secure extra income?

Steve has just graduated from Daystar University in Kenya. As most ambitious young people, Steve hopes that his degree will help him build his career in marketing and eventually start a marketing agency of his own. "It's so exciting. A graduate of my university, Wilkins Odinga Fadhili, the CEO of Fashion Torch Africa, has already secured funding of Sh16.5 million. I hope that I will be able to follow his steps, but meanwhile, I have to secure a stable income, enhance my skills...

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Saudi Vision 2030 and The Women

It is no secret that the countries in the Middle East are keen to limit the dependency on oil production. However, it is a public secret that these countries are losing a major portion of their GDP due to the low inclusion of women in the workforce. A public secret as everyone knows about it, reads about it, but hardly anyone acts on it.   The Saudi Vision 2030 aims to diversify the production base and support employment plans to secure employment for millions of Saudis by the year 20...