At Standard Chartered, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to realise their potential. Globally, more than 200 million young people are out of work or live in low-income poverty. In a report by Malaysia’s Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) in April 2020, Malaysian data indicates that risks of unemployment rates for our 6 million youth are persistently higher and tends to be much more sensitive to economic conditions than the overall unemployment rate. The economic impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic has made this worse.
Futuremakers by Standard Chartered is our global initiative to tackle inequality and promote greater economic inclusion for young people in our communities, especially girls and the visually-impaired. Our ambition is to raise USD50 million (through fundraising and Bank-matching) between 2019 and 2023 to empower the next generation to learn, earn and grow. Through Futuremakers, we will use the unique skills of the Bank, and our employees to share skills and build the capacity of young people to access jobs and economic opportunities that will close the inequality gap. We will be inviting disadvantaged young people to take part in our community programmes to learn new skills and improve their chances of getting a job or starting their own business. We are integrating financial education throughout our programmes.
Standard Chartered Malaysia’s Futuremakers programmes highlights:
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|Address||Standard Chartered Bank, Corporate Affairs and Brand & Marketing, Level 26, Equatorial Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur|
|Phone||+603 7682 9000|
|Contact Person||Mastura Adnan, Head Brand, Sponsorship & Sustainability|
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Your donation will go to Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF) to support our Futuremakers programmes globally. Established in 2019 by Standard Chartered Bank, SCF is a registered charity in England and Wales. Standard Chartered PLC has chosen the Foundation as the lead partner in delivering Futuremakers by Standard Chartered. It is also a delivery partner for the Standard Chartered COVID-19 Global Charitable Fund, to support communities impacted by COVID-19, through economic recovery programmes under Futuremakers.