Futuremakers

Futuremakers, is Standard Chartered Group global initiative to tackle the issue of inequality and seeks to promote greater economic inclusion for young people in our communities. 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.

Since May 2013, the Standard Chartered Bank has integrated non-profit organisations, government units to create “Standard Chartered Seeing is Believing (SiB) Visually Impaired (VI) Employment Platform” and titled-sponsored the largest “Standard Chartered Taipei Charity Marathon” in Taiwan for seven consecutive years. As of 2019, the Bank cumulatively donated more than NTD 60 million through the marathon to served more than 800 VI people and successfully placed nearly 550 VI talents into jobs.

Moving forward, Standard Chartered decided to carry the legacy of SiB and launched a global charity initiative “Futuremakers” project in supporting 16-35 years old less advantaged youth with visual impairment or from low/ middle income family, to help them pursue their dreamed career without worries and inequality.

In June 2019, Standard Chartered together with our long-term partnering NGO Parent’s Association for the Visually Impaired (PAVI), Technology Development Association for Disabled (TWACC) and recruited one new partner - The Garden of Hope Foundation (GOH) to join and provide their experienced adolescent service, offer less advantaged youth a brighter future, taking caring of their quality of education and employment, tackle the issue of inequality and seeks to promote greater economic inclusion for young people in our communities.

Standard Chartered Bank promoted this good cause through Standard Chartered Taipei Charity Marathon and encouraged employees, clients, customers and general public to run for charity and to donate money to the project. VI people was also encouraged to go outdoors to challenge themselves and around 250 VI people and low-income youths participated the race. The results are as follow:

  • Leveraged resources of “Standard Chartered Taipei Charity Marathon” to advocate Futuremakers to all runners and successfully reached more than 6 million people.
  • Reinforced charity elements throughout the race. Up to 300 runners want to be volunteered as a running buddy, 22 enterprises joined a full-marathon charity relay event, and nearly 2,000 runners donated for charity, the raised amount exceeded NTD 2.5 million. In addition, LINE Koki Kaka stickers also drawn attention from younger audience groups. All funds will be managed and allocated by the partnering NGOs.
  • The Bank collaborated with CommonWealth Magazine and survey company conducted large-scale survey for finding dreamed careers of less advantaged youth. And, the Bank also worked with Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Taipei to organised a learning workshop for around 50 students who are studying in catering and tourism management.

Join us to empower more young people by supporting Futuremakers programme, together we can make a real difference.

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