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Standard Chartered (SCB) has several sport-for-development initiatives which operate throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East in communities where employees work and live.
Goal uses life-skills education and sport training to empower adolescent girls, enabling them to reach their full personal and economic potential. It teaches financial literacy, health, rights and communication. It’s delivered by NGO partners in India, Nigeria, Jordan, China and Zambia. Since 2006, 20,000 girls have been reached- this year our target is 30,000.
As Liverpool Football Club (LFC) sponsors, SCB hold soccer clinics. These involve sessions for disadvantaged and disabled children. We have held clinics in Kenya, Korea, UK, China, Malaysia, Singapore, India and Dubai, with 1,200 children attending.
We also reached out to 80 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation schools through ‘Go Forward’ in Mumbai. The football ‘skills understanding’ camp had 2,500 children participating- 32 were chosen to be trained for four months by the best Indian coaches and LFC Academy coaches. Talent scouts were invited.
Kicking4Change began in September 2011 in Ghana. It is a partnership with NGO,‘Coaches across Continents’. The three-year pilot uses football to engage disadvantaged youths, teaching them life-skills and financial literacy. LFC legends and community coaches will be involved in the delivery.