A Global Partnership for Youth

Amad, a graduate of Save the Children's Skills to Succeed program, is now an office manager at Airline catering company, Aeronturi. Photo Credit: Susan Warner

We are truly proud to announce Accenture as Save the Children's most recent Global Corporate Partner. Global partners have committed $3 million or more annually towards our mission and are working in four or more global markets.

Save the Children's partnership with Accenture equips youth with skills to get a job or build a business in countries like the Philippines, Egypt, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh and China. Through our “Skills to Succeed” partnership with Accenture, we aim to train nearly 44,000 youth by 2015, helping Accenture to achieve their goal of reaching 500,000 youth globally.

Accenture is currently supporting Save the Children's work through cash grants as well as the time and skills of their talented global workforce in more than a dozen locations around the world. Over the next two years our global partnership with Accenture will:

  • Reach 29,600 in Vietnam, China and Bangladesh
  • Strengthen linkages between training providers, private sector employers, and government to create demand-driven training and job placement opportunities
  • Lead on advocacy in an effort to build a global coalition for youth employment
  • Support the use of technology in our Skills to Succeed programming

Save the Children's Approach to Youth Livelihoods Programming

Among the 200 million people worldwide actively seeking work, a disproportionate share - 75 million - are youth and young adults under the age of 25. This new demographic landscape represents not only a crucial development challenge, but also a tremendous source of human capital and economic opportunity.

Save the Children's unique approach to livelihoods identifies and serves the most marginalized youth and creates job linkages through local market assessments, local private sector partnerships and a dynamic training approach, which combines life skills, market relevant skills, and financial literacy topics. Our youth livelihoods programming is consistent with the growing shift towards urbanization and addresses the needs of both vulnerable populations and businesses within urban centers – it is built on years of expertise gained in over a dozen countries around the globe.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Accenture to equip youth with the skills they need to get a job or build a business. I deeply appreciate Accenture's bold commitment to youth livelihoods and their unwavering support for Save the Children's global mission." Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles.

Promising Results

To date in the Philippines, Indonesia and Egypt, our partnership has:

  • Reached 2,700 youth with life skills training to ensure success in the workplace
  • Enrolled 1,167 youth through vocational training that will provide specific skills in demand by employers
  • Provided 200 youth with entrepreneurial training to help them start a new business or grow an existing one
  • Placed 342 youth in internships or apprenticeships
  • Secured a safe or preferred job in an industry of choice for 367 youth
  • Helped to start or grow 71 local businesses
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