CHENNAI NEWS 5 BusinessLine WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 2019 • • WX ILSS gets funding from ATE Chandra Foundation purpose. We also offer post-programme support in terms of placement, mentoring and coaching as our alumni embark on their journey to the social sector,” said Anu Prasad, Founder, ILSS. ATECF supports various projects and initiatives in two core verticals: rural transformation and sector capacity building. ILSS has so far conducted five editions of its leadership programme, with 85 leaders from media, banking, fin-tech, advertising and telecom, and companies such as IBM, Standard Chartered Bank, American Express, Tata group, Airtel and Star TV participating in the residential programme held at Ashoka University. The programme’s alumni are working in leading organisations like Public Health Foundation of India, Kaivalya Education Foundation, Educate Girls, Ashoka University and the Central Square Foundation. OUR BUREAU WX Ahmedabad, June 11 India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS), a Gurugram-based nonprofit organisation, on Tuesday said it has received an undisclosed amount as funding from ATE Chandra Foundation (ATECF), the philanthropic foundation of Archana and Amit Chandra. The grant will be used towards building organisational capacity at ILSS, which seeks to strengthen leadership for the country’s social sector. ILSS, incubated by the Ashish Dhawan-founded Central Square Foundation in September 2017, specifically focuses on enabling senior corporate executives to transition to the social sector in order to enhance the diversity of talent and skills in the sector. “ILSS currently offers a nineday programme for leaders from various backgrounds, particularly from corporates, who are looking for careers with a social Plans are afoot to expand the brand (Woods) as a complete lifestyle brand by adding a formal and semiformal-wear range for both men and women
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