How Diversey is trying to build an army of skilled janitors and expand biz

Sep 10, 2019

Radhabai (name changed), 50 of Govandi in Mumbai lost her husband, the only breadwinner in the family. With two young children to raise, she didn't have any means of livelihood. This is when she came to know about a skill development programme called Garima, run by Diversey, a US multinational which provides cleaning and hygiene solutions.

The week-long programme exposed Radhabai to scientific methods of cleaning, safe use of vacuum cleaners and other equipment, as well as the application of chemicals like disinfectants and their right dosing.

At the end of the programme, Radhabai was certified as 'Hygiene Technician'. It didn't end there, Diversey helped Radhabai get a job as a janitor at a major shopping mall in Kurla, through one of its customers - a facility and services management company.

Radhabai started earning Rs 7,500, along with other benefits like ESI. Now, she has a steady income to support her family.