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Standard Chartered donates P1.5m to Futuremakers Botswana

Standard Chartered Botswana officially launched Futuremakers 2.0 with a donation of P1.5 million to Young Africa Botswana to support the Futuremakers programme aimed at upskilling youth entrepreneurs to find scale in their existing businesses and equip them for the marketplace. The Futuremakers Programme is a collaboration between the Standard Chartered Foundation, Young Africa Botswana and Youth Business International.

Futuremakers by Standard Chartered is our global initiative to promote the economic inclusion of young people – particularly young women, girls and people with visual impairments across the Standard Chartered Global network. Futuremakers’ global call to action is to raise USD75 million between 2019 – 2023 to empower the next generation to learn, earn and grow. The Futuremakers programme in Botswana is the second iteration following the successful initial programme which ran in 2018 and which received a donation of USD 60,000 (approximately BWP 600,000).

Standard Chartered Foundation through the Chief Executive Officer Mpho Masupe said, “Futuremakers by Standard Chartered is their global initiative to promote the economic inclusion of young people – particularly young women, girls and people with visual impairments across the Standard Chartered Global network. Futuremakers global call to action is to raise USD75 million between 2019 – 2023 to empower the next generation to learn, earn and grow.”

The Honourable Minister Tumiso Rakgare – Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development said, “the commencement of the second installment of the Futuremakers programme, Minister of Youth Empowerment, sports and Culture Development, Tumiso Rakgare said that funding for the Futuremakers initiative by Standard Chartered Bank has come in handy to help diversify the kind of services offered at his ministry. He says the intention is to offer programmes that will not only help in their marketability but empower the youth to venture into their own income generating initiatives”

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