Rapido Auto and ANEW Collaborate to Empower Underprivileged Women in Chennai


28th June 2023, Chennai: Rapido Auto India’s leading Auto and Bike taxi platform, is proud to announce its partnership with ANEW (Association for Non-traditional Employment for Women) in Chennai. This collaboration aims to provide employment opportunities for underprivileged women by providing autos, for them to become auto-rickshaw drivers on the Rapido platform.

The official flag-off ceremony of this ground-breaking initiative took place in the presence of esteemed representatives from Rapido Auto and ANEW. This partnership marks a significant milestone in Rapido’s commitment to empower and uplift marginalized women by offering them a platform to earn a sustainable livelihood.

Rapido Auto has always been at the forefront of providing innovative solutions and opportunities for individuals seeking unconventional employment options. By joining hands with ANEW, a reputable NGO dedicated to supporting women in non-traditional careers, Rapido aims to drive positive change and create a more inclusive society. The company also plans to expand this initiative across cities.

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Through this partnership, Rapido Auto will facilitate extra training and licensing for underprivileged women to become auto-rickshaw drivers. The company will also provide them with necessary tools and support to effectively navigate the Rapido platform, ensuring a seamless experience for both women drivers and women passengers.

Speaking about the collaboration, “Pawan Guntupalli” Founder, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “At Rapido, we believe in the transformative power of opportunities. By partnering with ANEW, we are committed to empowering underprivileged women in Chennai and enabling them to achieve financial independence through the Rapido platform. We are proud to be part of their journey towards self-reliance and look forward to witnessing their success.”

Dr Anu Chandran, ANEW’s Management Committee member who has nurtured the driving program from its inception, expressed her views on the alliance, stating that ANEW has been dedicated to providing opportunities for women to pursue non-traditional careers for the past 26 years. They equip their beneficiaries with skills that enable them to earn a living.

Dr. Chitra A R, Head Operations, ANEW, says the partnership with Rapido Auto introduces exciting prospects for underprivileged women by offering them the opportunity to become successful auto-rickshaw drivers and gain a stronger foothold. She believes that RAPIDOs flexible and women friendly options will have a significant impact.

Rapido Auto’s partnership with ANEW demonstrates their dedication to promoting gender equality and social empowerment. This joint initiative holds the potential to transform the lives of numerous underprivileged women by providing them with a means to earn a sustainable income and gain financial independence.

About Rapido Auto: Rapido Auto is India’s leading auto and bike taxi platform, offering affordable and convenient transportation solutions. With a user-friendly app and a vast network of drivers, Rapido Auto aims to revolutionize the way people travel by providing quick, reliable, and economical transportation services.

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About ANEW:

About ANEW: Association for Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW) is a reputed NGO based in Anna Nagar, Chennai, since 1997 & has been committed to empowering women through skill development & career focused programs in Driving, Home Nursing & Computers. The courses are offered based on the educational level and personal ambitions of the women & ANEW also facilitates employment opportunities for all their beneficiaries. ANEW has been instrumental in transforming the lives of more than 15,000 women by nurturing in them economic independence and self-reliance.

The dictum “Educate a woman, empower her family” is indeed how this partnership can impact society !!

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