Magic Bus India Foundation Announces Laptop Donations by Marvell

Bengaluru, 31 January 2024: In the spirit of festive giving, Magic Bus India Foundation announced that Marvell Technology, Inc. showcased its commitment to skill development and empowerment through – an Employee Volunteering Programme (EVP) in Bengaluru. Marvell donated 85 laptops to Magic Bus, which will be utilised for day-to-day functions and programme training across India. Marvell, a leader in data infrastructure semiconductor solutions, recognises the importance of bridging the digital divide, aiming to empower the dedicated Magic Bus staff to transform the lives of underserved youth through skill development.

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As part of the Employee Volunteering Programme (EVP), Marvell employees actively engaged with Magic Bus India Foundations’ youths, providing valuable assistance in building resumes, offering tips on cracking interviews, and conducting mentoring sessions. The youths reciprocated by sharing their experiences and expressing how this exercise strengthens their skills. These collaborative efforts showcase the holistic approach Marvell takes in supporting skill development endeavours of Magic Bus India Foundation.

Arun Nalavadi, Executive Director – Sustainability and Livelihoods, Magic Bus India Foundation, said, “We are deeply touched by Marvell’s support as we forge ahead in our mission to catalyse transformative change in the lives of India’s youth. This partnership has been instrumental in propelling the youths we serve from mere efficiency to efficacy. The synergy between our organisations continues to redefine the possibilities for underprivileged youth, fostering a journey from potential to impactful outcomes.”

Mark Casper, Chief Legal Officer, and Executive Vice President, Marvell, said, “We are pleased that Marvell is continuing its long-standing partnership with Magic Bus which falls squarely within Marvell’s philanthropy and social responsibilities pillars. Our donation of laptops will help empower the next generation through technology and education, shaping a brighter future.”

Bharathi Kanuj, Company Secretary and India CSR Lead, Marvell, said “This initiative is reflective of our commitment to advancing education and narrowing the digital divide, it underscores the company’s dedication to making a positive impact in the lives of people and communities.”

The ‘Connect With Work’ programme, designed to impart employment skills such as communication, basic digital and financial literacy, problem-solving, goal setting and time management, and interview preparation, has demonstrated a profound impact. It successfully placed nearly 3000 youths from marginalized communities in dignified jobs across Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad. This achievement underscores the programme’s efficacy in creating substantial livelihood opportunities with renowned companies, including TeamLease Services Ltd, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Wipro Ltd, Quess Corp, among others.

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