Building Young Futures

Barclays and UNICEF renew Building Young Futures partnership

27 Nov 2012, 10:00 GMT

Barclays and UNICEF have today renewed their highly-successful Building Young Futures partnership for a further three years.

The second phase of Building Young Futures aims to help tackle global youth unemployment by improving the prospects of 74,000 disadvantaged young people in Brazil, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Uganda and Zambia; strengthening their economic resilience against the devastating challenges of chronic poverty, inequality and changing economic circumstances.

The partnership will deliver in-depth financial and enterprise skills training to young people, ensuring they have the knowledge and confidence they need to get and keep a job, or set up their own business, and giving them greater economic security through the ability to save.

The Barclays and UNICEF partnership, which was launched in 2008, has so far given 600,000 young people across 13 countries improved education opportunities; financial, employment and enterprise skills; and support to manage their money.

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