Published: 08th December 2021
Meta to skill 1 crore small businesses and 2,50,000 creators in India through new centre
The new office will house various teams from Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. This is how the project will unfold
Meta (formerly Facebook) on Wednesday said it aims to skill 1 crore small businesses and 2,50,000 creators over the next three years in the country through its Centre for Fuelling India's New Economy (CFINE) in Delhi-NCR. CFINE is housed in one of Meta's largest offices in Asia that has been set up in the city. The new office will house various teams from Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
"India's not just the largest country for Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, it's also where in many ways, the future of the internet is being shaped. We see this office as an opportunity for us to build a space that does not just house our largest team in the country, but will also be a space that deeply engages with the world outside," Facebook India (Meta) Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan said.
He added that CFINE — a multifunctional centre — will bring together all its products and efforts and its mission will be to use technology and tools being built by the company to fuel growth for creators, small businesses and entrepreneurs in the country. “Over the next three years, we will attempt to train and skill 1 crore small businesses and 2,50,000 creators through the centre. We realise this is no small task, but we recognise that we have an obligation to rise to the unique opportunity presented by the forces of technology transforming India,” Mohan said.
He further said, “This is an opportunity in line with the openness of India's internet and the fundamental democratic values that drive institutions that we have benefited from”.