Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Young Adults in Thailand and Indonesia get an Additional US$3.65 Million from Accenture

Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC reports that Accenture and Plan International have awarded Plan International an additional grant of US$3.65 million. Big4.com reports the money is to be used to help provide approximately 7,100 disadvantaged young adults in Thailand and Indonesia with the technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills necessary to find employment or build a business. This grant will help Plan International increase its ability to provide highly marginalized young people with vocational and entrepreneurship training as well as the job placement support necessary to find employment.

Big4.com also reports that this money is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which will equip 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business.

Adrian Lajtha, chief leadership officer at Accenture comments: “Supporting Plan International helps bring to life Accenture’s commitment to building skills,” he said. “We share Plan’s commitment to making a lasting impact on the economic well-being of individuals and their communities by connecting young people with programs and skills that will enable them to be successful.”

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