A year-long youth engagement program to prepare up to 38,000 youth as entrepreneurs and employees in some of the markets hardest hit economically in the past year has been launched by Enactus.
The program is made possible through a partnership with the Standard Chartered Foundation and is focused on economic recovery, entrepreneurship and employability. It is part of a global initiative, Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, to tackle inequality by promoting greater economic inclusion for disadvantaged young people, including those impacted by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Targeting both underserved audiences and those who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, the program aims to engage up to 38,000 students through Enactus operations in France, Ghana, Ireland, Poland, South Africa, South Korea and Zimbabwe.
“With gratitude to the Standard Chartered Foundation, we are proud to contribute to expanded economic inclusion through this program while engaging next generation leaders in some of the toughest challenges facing communities,” said Enactus President and CEO Rachael Jarosh. “Preparing young people for meaningful roles in the economic well-being of communities is a part of our commitment to help communities revive and thrive post-pandemic.”
“We are thrilled to launch this program together with Enactus,” said Julie Wallace of the Standard Chartered Foundation. “Enactus shares our ambition to provide young people with greater economic opportunities so they are empowered to create a better future for themselves and their communities.”
Enactus is the largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders.
About the Standard Chartered Foundation
The Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF) is a charitable organisation that tackles inequality by promoting greater economic inclusion for disadvantaged young people, particularly girls, young women and people with visual impairments, through programmes focused on education, employability, entrepreneurship and eye health.
Established in 2019, SCF is a registered charity in England and Wales (charity number 1184946) and is the lead delivery partner for Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, a global initiative to tackle inequality. Futuremakers includes projects that support economic recovery for communities impacted by COVID-19. www.sc.com/scfoundation