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Standard Chartered promotes financial education for Vietnamese youth

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Standard Chartered, in collaboration with Aide et Action Vietnam, has provided essential financial management knowledge and skills to 50 young individuals in Da Bac District in the northern province of Hoa Binh.

The curriculum, delivered by employees of the bank, covers a range of financial matters and soft skills. It is part of the Employability project, which is a component of the Futuremakers program funded by the Standard Chartered Foundation.

The program is expected to provide vocational skills training, enhance financial capabilities for Vietnamese youth, and transfer soft skills to improve individual competitiveness in job seeking.

In Hanoi, the bank has also partnered with non-governmental organization Plan International Vietnam to offer financial and vocational training to 70 young individuals at the Hanoi Industrial Vocational College and REACH Hanoi.

Michele Wee, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam, said, “We believe that everyone should have access to training and employment opportunities to realize their full potential and achieve financial independence.”

These activities provide Vietnamese students with practical knowledge and skills to thrive in the ever-changing labor market of the future.

The Futuremakers program by Standard Chartered is a global initiative of the bank aimed at addressing inequality and promoting economic inclusion for disadvantaged young people through community programs focused on education, employability, and entrepreneurship.

The bank aims to raise US$75 million between 2019 and 2023 for the development of the next generation.

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