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Mumbai: Deutsche Bank launches educational initiative for LGBTQIA+ with masoom NGO

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🗞️ Driving the news: Deutsche Bank, in collaboration with Masoom NGO, has opened two evening learning centers in Mumbai’s Sion and Ghatkopar areas
• These centers aim to support 50 LGBTQIA+ individuals in preparing for SSC and NIOS exams as part of the bank’s CSR program

🔭 The context: This initiative is part of Deutsche Bank's ongoing efforts to support marginalized communities, particularly the LGBTQIA+ population in India, who often face significant social and legal challenges
• The program seeks to provide these individuals with the educational opportunities needed to improve their lives

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: By offering educational resources to the LGBTQIA+ community, this initiative promotes inclusivity and equal opportunities, helping to combat systemic discrimination and support sustainable social development

⏭️ What's next: The centers will continue to provide educational support and resources until the exams in March 2025, with the goal of enhancing the participants' employment prospects and quality of life

💬 One quote: "It is our responsibility as global corporate citizens to create opportunities and platforms for those who are discriminated against," said Kaushik Shaparia, CEO, Deutsche Bank Group, India

📈 One stat: Since 2015, Deutsche Bank and Masoom have supported 20-night schools in Mumbai, aiding over 10,000 school dropouts in their educational pursuits.

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