Tackling inequality by promoting greater economic inclusion

Transforming lives with young people

Established in 2019, Futuremakers has reached more than 671,000* young people across 41 markets. We are committed to promoting economic inclusion and empowering the next generation to learn, earn and grow.

Watch our film and hear from Aisha, Jinying and Mwita on how Futuremakers transformed their lives.

*the total number of participants between 2019 and 2021

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Understanding our theory of change

The Futuremakers’ theory of change explains three interlinked ‘pathways’ that offer young people opportunities to become more economically active. This provides a framework against which to measure the success of the programmes, and the wider initiative.

Social and economic inequality, and the growing income gap within and between countries, is a shared challenge across our markets. Click here to learn more about our Futuremakers programme across Europe and Americas.

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Social and economic inequality, and the growing income gap within and between countries, is a shared challenge across our markets. Click here to learn more about our Futuremakers programme across Europe and Americas.

We support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to help prepare for the future of work, open up their career choices and improve their chances of getting a job. Learn more about the Work Experience Programme in China.

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We support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to help prepare for the future of work, open up their career choices and improve their chances of getting a job. Learn more about the Work Experience Programme in China.

Exploring the education, employability and entrepreneurship paths under Futuremakers

Our partnerships

We partner with non-governmental organisations to implement Futuremakers programmes across 41 markets.

 

 

 

Established in 2019 by Standard Chartered Bank, the Standard Chartered Foundation (SCF) is a charitable foundation that tackles inequality by promoting greater economic inclusion for disadvantaged young people from low-income households, particularly girls and people with visual impairments.

 

SCF is the lead delivery partner for Futuremakers by Standard Chartered.

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Challenges Worldwide supports small and growing businesses and people to grow and develop through improved management practice and processes; using innovative, practical training to enhance and strengthen peoples’ skills, capability and confidence.

During the course of 2021, Challenges has reached over 2,075 growth businesses, provided over 25,000 onsite consultancy days, across 16 countries. They have directly supported over 15,000 young professionals, experienced managers and leaders to advance their professional skills.

 

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Enactus is the largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. This global network of business, academic and student leaders is unified by the vision to create a better, more sustainable world.

Annually, 72,000 students participate in Enactus programs on 1,730 university campuses in 35 countries. They have impacted 1.3 million lives through more than 3,800 social enterprises.

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.

Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities.

 

Founded over 80 years ago, Plan International is a global development and humanitarian organisation, working in 77 countries to advance children’s rights and equality for girls.

Plan International works with girls and boys in some of the world’s poorest communities, making sure they have access to the education, health care, clean water and future opportunities they need to thrive.

 

Sightsavers works in more than 30 countries in Africa and Asia to address avoidable blindness and visual impairment, eliminate neglected diseases and promote disability rights.

As part of Inclusive Futures, an initiative run by a consortium of global partners that improves access to health, education and employment for people with disabilities, Sightsavers builds the skills of jobseekers with disabilities and equips employers to become disability inclusive.

 

For over 70 years SOS Children’s Villages has been supporting vulnerable children and is now active in 137 countries and territories worldwide. They empower young people to acquire the skills they need to transition to the workplace and an independent life.

Every year SOS Children’s Villages supports over 1 million people worldwide and over 200,000 young people are supported with education and employability programmes.

 

 

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is an international development agency that aims to create a fair world for everyone through the lasting power of volunteering.

In 2020/21, VSO worked with over 3,000 volunteers to reach 12.9 million people in 29 countries across their programmes in health, education and livelihoods.

Youth Business International (YBI) is the global network for organisations supporting youth entrepreneurship. YBI supports young people around the world to start, grow and sustain businesses,  leveraging entrepreneurship to create decent work and drive inclusive economic growth, whilst transforming livelihoods and strengthening communities.

The global network supports young entrepreneurs around the world through its 52 members in 46 countries.

 

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Women Win is a global multi-dimensional women’s fund guided by the vision of a future where every girl and woman exercises their rights. Women Win advances the playing field that empowers adolescent girls and young women through sport and play.

Together with their implementing partners, Women Win have impacted the lives of over 4 million adolescent girls and young women in over 100 countries.