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How agri-business unleashed Sanam’s earning power

Sanam’s dream of earning an income to support her family in Pakistan materialised after the Agri-preneurs project taught her and…

Sanam’s dream of earning an income to support her family in Pakistan materialised after the Agri-preneurs project taught her and…

18 Jan 2023

Youth hub sets up Ronnie for a career in agriculture

A project “Diverse Markets for Resilience” aiming to strengthen youth employability in the Philippines has sown the seeds of ambition…

A project “Diverse Markets for Resilience” aiming to strengthen youth employability in the Philippines has sown the seeds of ambition…

29 Nov 2022

Ismail lands first job after inclusive training

Ismail, a young man from Pakistan with cerebral palsy, deployed techniques he learned in a Futuremakers project to ace an…

Ismail, a young man from Pakistan with cerebral palsy, deployed techniques he learned in a Futuremakers project to ace an…

28 Nov 2022

How gender influences girls dream for the future

The Futuremakers’ Goal programme in Nigeria has reawakened a 12-year-old girl’s dream of becoming a doctor by empowering her sense…

The Futuremakers’ Goal programme in Nigeria has reawakened a 12-year-old girl’s dream of becoming a doctor by empowering her sense…

1 Nov 2022

Female entrepreneur recovers from crisis to emerge stronger

The border closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic and attacks by Boko Haram on villages in Nigeria destroyed Fanta’s business…

The border closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic and attacks by Boko Haram on villages in Nigeria destroyed Fanta’s business…

13 Oct 2022

Deepika shapes change by dispelling period myths

A teenager in India is shattering menstruation myths and has become a powerful force for change since she joined the…

A teenager in India is shattering menstruation myths and has become a powerful force for change since she joined the…

15 Sep 2022

Patrick harnesses new skills to ‘dare the unknown’

An upskilling and re-skilling experience through a Futuremakers’ employability programme has broadened Patrick’s career and business horizons and rekindled his…

An upskilling and re-skilling experience through a Futuremakers’ employability programme has broadened Patrick’s career and business horizons and rekindled his…

1 Aug 2022

Fashion founder weaves resilience into business

Tüba is a step closer to her goal of taking her sustainable fashion brand Heartish global after joining a Futuremakers’…

Tüba is a step closer to her goal of taking her sustainable fashion brand Heartish global after joining a Futuremakers’…

4 Jul 2022

Automation spurs female-led business to global growth

Female entrepreneur Sadaf from Pakistan has taken her business to the next level after receiving a grant from Standard Chartered…

Female entrepreneur Sadaf from Pakistan has taken her business to the next level after receiving a grant from Standard Chartered…

31 May 2022

Student entrepreneur creates a new career exploration journey

Computer science student Harsh plans on steering young people onto the right career path with an innovative career guidance platform…

Computer science student Harsh plans on steering young people onto the right career path with an innovative career guidance platform…

4 May 2022

Growing a quiet girl into a great leader

Futuremakers’ Goal programme in India has turned a quiet teenage girl into a proud, confident leader who stands up for…

Futuremakers’ Goal programme in India has turned a quiet teenage girl into a proud, confident leader who stands up for…

29 Mar 2022

Post-COVID business picks up for female vendor

The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating effect on female market stallholders in Sierra Leone. A Futuremakers’ recovery project aimed at…

The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating effect on female market stallholders in Sierra Leone. A Futuremakers’ recovery project aimed at…

1 Mar 2022

Training reignites entrepreneur’s ambition

Rebecca has unlocked hard-to-access funding for her start-up, Shetechtive Uganda, and motivated her team to achieve their goals after joining…

Rebecca has unlocked hard-to-access funding for her start-up, Shetechtive Uganda, and motivated her team to achieve their goals after joining…

4 Feb 2022

Small Wolf dives into the talent pool

After gaining courage and strength from a Futuremakers’ employability project, Qiting, also known as ‘Small Wolf’ makes every lap of…

After gaining courage and strength from a Futuremakers’ employability project, Qiting, also known as ‘Small Wolf’ makes every lap of…

5 Jan 2022

Career opportunity transforms Noorul’s life

Noorul has settled into a well-paid corporate job after enhancing his employment prospects through a skills-bridging programme supported by Futuremakers…

Noorul has settled into a well-paid corporate job after enhancing his employment prospects through a skills-bridging programme supported by Futuremakers…

13 Dec 2021

Young woman entrepreneur swaps pandemic despair for hope

Many new women-owned businesses were created out of necessity to earn a living during COVID-19. A recovery programme has given…

Many new women-owned businesses were created out of necessity to earn a living during COVID-19. A recovery programme has given…

7 Dec 2021

Women in Taiwan rally to overcome pandemic stress

An employability and occupational training programme funded by Standard Chartered’s COVID-19 Global Charitable Fund has helped a young mother in…

An employability and occupational training programme funded by Standard Chartered’s COVID-19 Global Charitable Fund has helped a young mother in…

6 Dec 2021

Cyber skills help girls stay safe online

The Futuremakers’ Goal programme in Malaysia, a life-skills education programme, has given school pupil Raudhah the key to navigating the…

The Futuremakers’ Goal programme in Malaysia, a life-skills education programme, has given school pupil Raudhah the key to navigating the…

6 Dec 2021

Green shoots of recovery benefit horticultural entrepreneur

‘Green shoots of recovery’ is often overused as a term meaning economic signs of growth. However, it sums up the…

‘Green shoots of recovery’ is often overused as a term meaning economic signs of growth. However, it sums up the…

1 Nov 2021

Confidence begins off the pitch

Futuremakers’ Goal programme gives Briony pitch-perfect confidence after making her debut at Liverpool Football Club’s famous Anfield Stadium in the…

Futuremakers’ Goal programme gives Briony pitch-perfect confidence after making her debut at Liverpool Football Club’s famous Anfield Stadium in the…

28 Sep 2021