Run to raise funds for skill training programme

Run to raise funds for skill training programme

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Bengaluru-based nonprofit Uddaan Foundation will hold 5 km and 10 km runs, Uddaan Run 2k19, on December 29 to raise funds for its skill training programme. 

Founded by students in the 18-21 age group, the organisation aims to generate and promote employment opportunities for jobless poor people. 

Uddaan has adopted four villages — Ramnagara, Kuntur, Ekalbara and Kundana — where people receive training or are employed in making Uddaan-brand incense sticks, tea and paper plates. 

Speaking about the vision of the organisation, Shrenik Bambki said: "It's important to look at long-term employment generation, and not offer short-term solutions since this would not sustain households financially over time." The NGO also distributes sewing machines and organic fertilisers to help boost income in rural households.