India, December 4, 2019: Swiggy, India’s largest food delivery platform, launched a scholarship programme called “Swiggy Udaan” to support the educational responsibilities of their delivery partners. Swiggy’s delivery partners are integral to its service and success. While the platform is in a constant endeavour to provide them with good and consistent payouts and incentives, many partners, especially ones with children, value benefits that help them juggle the demands of a full-time career with the needs of their family.
Education is one such emotional chord that touches every parent and a desire for their kids to seek the best education. After the success of the “Swiggy Smiles”, Swiggy has introduced this new scholarship programme for the children of delivery partners while understanding the importance of childcare benefits for a working parent.
Initially launched as a pilot in Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi and Dehradun, Swiggy Udaan is a comprehensive scheme giving wings to the children of all active delivery partners who are enrolled in a government or a private school from elementary to secondary level (Nursery to Class X). Swiggy received an overwhelming response from over 2000 delivery partners to register for the selection process in the first round of the programme. Basis the selection process, over 1,000 Delivery Partners were eligible to receive a scholarship of INR 5000 per child across the four cities. The total pay-outs in this pilot round will amount up to more than INR 50 lakhs.
Shivcharan Pulugurtha, VP Business, Swiggy said, “We are constantly looking at ways to recognise and appreciate the work of our delivery partners who have shown their commitment over time. And there is nothing better than supporting their families. We wish to make education accessible to the children of our partners, and Swiggy Udaan is just a small step in that direction.”
‘’We are happy that Swiggy is looking after one of the most important financial aspects of parenthood: education. Supporting my family’s future is one of the main reasons I get on the road every day, and this scholarship for my child just helps us get one step closer to our goal,” says Sivabalan, Swiggy Delivery Partner in Chennai.
Anil Kumar Lalchand, Swiggy Delivery Partner from Mumbai said, “I am thankful for Swiggy’s generosity towards supporting my child with this scholarship. I’ve been associated with Swiggy for quite some time now, and it’s a good way to earn additional income. But more than that, I am grateful that they look after our family’s well-being as well.”
A company that considers delivery partners as its backbone understands that supporting their family is one of the biggest motivations to work. Swiggy is constantly looking out for opportunities to make their delivery partner’s effort a rewarding experience. Through Swiggy Smiles, delivery partners have availed benefits like accident and medical insurance, on-call doctors for themselves and their family and other seasonal benefits.