Futuremakers by Standard Chartered

“We cannot always build a future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our 'Futuremakers by Standard Chartered' initiative is exactly what it sounds like. We prepare the youth of today to take charge and take responsibility of the future. While we’ve taken up this challenge on a global scale, in India, we focus primarily on girls and the visually challenged. This is one of our big goals through which we empower girls and young women through sports and life-skills training, reflecting on our strong belief that education is the foundation for economic opportunity.

We are helping provide education and life skills to over 1,30,000 adolescent girls through different quality delivery models. We are also helping eliminate educational inequity in India through a holistic developmental model that invests in talent development and meaningful partnerships and mobilises leaders for social impact.

Through our partnership with L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital and Aravind Eye Hospital, we are helping build capacity in the Eye Health sector by creating a workforce of over 30,000 high-quality eye care professionals to combat blindness and visual impairment in India through classroom teaching and other online platforms over 2020 – 2023.

We are also looking to set up 10 career academies and train 3,500+ youth across India to help gain skills in the BFSI sector for future employability.