StanChart launches ‘Futuremakers’

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STANDARD Chartered Bank Zimbabwe has launched its flagship corporate social responsibility initiative — Futuremakers, by unveiling a partnership with local entity Junior Achievement Zimbabwe (JAZ).

The launch took place at Churchill Boys High in Harare with Alan Wilson Boys High School and Harare Girls High School students also in attendance.

As part of the launch, the bank handed over $500 000 to JAZ to run the tailor designed Futuremakers programme for the next three years.

In his remarks, Standard Chartered chief executive Ralph Watungwa revealed that the Futuremakers programme is the bank’s global initiative to tackle the issue of inequality and seeks to promote greater economic inclusion for young people in communities across the globe.

He also added that Futuremakers was focused on sustainable outcomes.

“As a bank we have proudly declared that we are here for good and that has not changed.
“However, in 2018, we challenged ourselves to say that doing good enough was not going to change the world,” Watungwa said.

Futuremakers supports disadvantaged young people from low-income households, particularly girls and people with visual impairments, to take part in programmes focused on education, employability and entrepreneurship.

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