Pactera Technology International Ltd., a China-based IT service provider and a subsidiary of HNA Technology, has announced it has launched charity projects in Bangladesh and the Philippines.
Pactera's charity projects aimed to provide local Bangladeshi and Filipino youth, women and minorities with vocational skill training and job opportunities.
In January 2013, Pactera jointly established the Rotary Eskander Technical Institute, in partnership with Rotary Club of Agradbad and Rotary Club of LKF in Betagi, a remote village in Bangladesh.
Overall, the school has successfully recruited over 100 students for its first batch, 30 percent of whom were female. Upon graduation, most of the students were capable of handling basic data processing work in English, German or Spanish. 40 graduates among the first batch of students landed full-time jobs at the factory after completing the program.
In addition, a factory that recruits students graduating from the vocational program has been established and has since offered free training and job opportunities for over 400 locals in the country.
On the other hand, a community-based outsourcing center has been built in Legazpi, Philippines in 2017. The center provides free training and job opportunities to local unemployed college or high school graduates, dropouts, and stay-at-home moms.
Pactera also offered freelancing opportunities for unemployed minorities in Legazpi enabling them to make a living and improve their quality of life.
Despite the fierce competition due to the few job openings in the Philippines, job seekers were offered free training in music transcription, which leads to job opportunities.
Ronald Cheung, Senior Vice President at Pactera, said: "We have been grateful for the opportunity to support development projects in Bangladesh and the Philippines. Pactera hopes to help local youth and women by empowering them and providing them with more job opportunities. In the future, we will continue to bring more projects that offer direct social benefits to more underserved areas around the world."