Standard Chartered launches Phase Two of initiative focused on Entrepreneurship & Employability for youth

Accra: 5th May 2022 – Standard Chartered in partnership with Enactus Ghana has launched Phase Two of the Youth Employability Skills programme, a year-long youth engagement programme to prepare up to 4000 youth as entrepreneurs and equip them with employability skills as part of the Bank’s COVID 19 – economic recovery programme.

Youth Employability Skills is funded by the Standard Chartered Foundation and is under Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, the bank’s global initiative to tackle inequality by promoting greater economic inclusion for disadvantaged young people, including those impacted by the programme. In Phase 1 of the Youth Employability Skills programme, over 18,000 youth were trained in Employability and Entrepreneurial Skills across the country. The programme is implemented by Enactus Ghana.

Delivering the keynote address, Harry Dankyi, Head Internal Audit, Ghana & West Africa, Standard Chartered, encouraged the youth to stay focused as they go through the programme, he said, We are glad that we are able to extend the Youth Employability Skills programme following the success of the programme last year. With this initiative, we aim to build the capacity of disadvantaged young people to access jobs and economic opportunities so they can contribute to the economic growth of the country. This is core to our brand promise Here for good

Speaking at the launch, Dr. Baba Sayuti, Country Leader, Enactus Ghana said, “We are grateful to the Standard Chartered Foundation and are proud to prepare young people for meaningful roles for them to contribute to the economic well-being of their communities. We are committed to helping communities revive and thrive post-pandemic.” 

 Under Futuremakers, there are other programmes that the bank runs specially for the youth with other implementing partners, Youth to Work with Challenges Ghana and the Women in Technology Incubator with the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre.

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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

Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC

Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is Ghana’s premier bank established in 1896. We are part of a leading international banking group, with a presence in 59 of the world’s most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 83. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.

The Bank is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange and has been one of the leading stocks over a sustained period.

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About Enactus

Enactus is the largest experiential learning platform dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. Through its international network of business, academic and student leaders unified by a vision to create a better, more sustainable world, the organization provides a platform for students to develop leadership and career readiness skills while working with leading companies worldwide. In 2019, Enactus student projects positively impacted 1.3 million lives, helped launch 3,000 small businesses, eliminated 5.9 million tons of CO2, and helped 819,699 women gain new skills to advance economic equality. For more information, www.enactus.org.

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