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Accenture: Save the Children Gets An Additional US$1.8M
October 9, 2012
By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Save the Children announced Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Save the Children an additional grant of US$1.8 million .The money will help provide approximately 7,000 disadvantaged and at-risk young people – including nearly 5,000 young women – in Egypt, Indonesia and the Philippines with business skills that strengthen employment opportunities.
The grant – which will build on the successes and lessons from Save the Children’s ongoing Skills to Succeed projects in China, Bangladesh and Bosnia – will also fund an assessment of job market conditions and needs, help establish strong connections with prospective employers and provide advocacy for long-term change in governmental policies and programs.
The grant brings Accenture’s direct support to Save the Children to more than US$2.5 million since 2010.The award reflects 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. The two year grant will help Save the Children deliver market-relevant education, mentoring relationships, internships and apprenticeships that assist young people in finding a job or building a business.