We recently agreed a new name for company supported employee charity work: Nokia Siemens Networks Uniting communities. This fits nicely with our Unite site that provides information about how we help the world communicate.
One of the first initiatives announced as part of our Uniting communities program is “Bridge the gap” in India. We’re entering into partnerships with three educational institutions in India to foster communications and information technology skills and opportunities for students. More details can be found here.
We’ve talked here before about the growth in telecoms in India. This project is obviously in our interests as we get early exposure to some of the brightest and best students on the sub-continent. Building our talent pool in the region, while giving opportunity to people who otherwise may not be able to progress into further education, is a good win-win.