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Accenture: Gives An Additional US$3.65 Million to Equip Young Adults in Thailand
September 23, 2012
By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
As part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which will equip 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Plan International announced recently that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Plan International an additional grant of US$3.65 million – distributed over a three year period – to help provide approximately 7,100 disadvantaged young adults in Thailand and Indonesia with the technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills necessary to find employment or build a business.
Nigel Chapman, CEO of Plan International commented:
“Despite the rapidly growing economies of both Thailand and Indonesia, many young people continue to enter the job market lacking relevant skills and experience,” he said. “Accenture and Plan are working together to help ensure that young people have the skills and support to actively participate and share in the benefits of these growing nations.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 249,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Through its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship focus, Accenture is committed to equipping 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.