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Since 2005, ING has been a key UNICEF global partner, contributing to UNICEF's work and providing over 1 million children with better quality education and safer and healthier living conditions.

Starting the second decade of the partnership, ING and UNICEF have shifted their efforts towards the empowerment of a new generation. In 2015 ING and UNICEF are joining forces to provide adolescents with opportunities to learn and build their skills, so they can become the next generation of actors on the social and economic stage, improving both their own future and the futures of those around them.

THE FIRST DECADE OF THE ING & UNICEF PARTNERSHIP

During the first 10 years of the partnership, ING employees and customers worldwide have raised funds for UNICEF to improve children’s access to education in communities in Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Madagascar, Nepal, Turkey, Romania, Ukraine and Zambia.

The ING–UNICEF partnership has positively impacted the lives of disadvantaged children, especially children in remote areas. In Ethiopia, for example, 458 Alternative Basic Education Centres for pastoralist children have been built, benefiting over 50,000 children. And over 3,400 facilitators (teachers from the community) have been trained to apply a ‘child friendly’ teaching method. Nearly 10,000 Zambian children who had never attended school have now enrolled. In India, 37,622 girls, for whom school was either too far away or a road too dangerous to travel, have received free transport so that they can attend school. The partnership has supported 720 education centres for former Indian child labourers, and 3,000 primary schools have received training materials and teacher trainings.

ING & UNICEF: POWER FOR YOUTH PARTNERSHIP

The second decade of the ING-UNICEF partnership is based on the notion of empowerment, which lies at the heart of the missions of both organizations. As a financial institution ING empowers people, helping them to achieve their goals – both in life and in business. Similarly, UNICEF works to empower children, helping them to develop and reach their full potential.

From 2015 until 2018 the Power for Youth Partnership will work together to develop integrated, innovative solutions for empowering adolescents to become the next generation of social and economic change agents. Thanks to the renewed partnership 335,000 adolescents in six countries (Indonesia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Nepal, Philippines and Zambia) will develop into empowered adults and full members of society. UNICEF will use its global reach and influence to leverage additional investments in similar programmes to reach millions more adolescents worldwide.

Indonesia

In a disaster-prone country like Indonesia, UNICEF with the support of ING, will empower adolescents with problem-solving skills and opportunities to participate in the development of adolescent-driven solutions to address issues before, during, and after emergencies.

Kosovo

In Kosovo, a country with high rates of inequity, ING will support UNICEF’s work with adolescents coming from minority groups and rural areas to build their social and entrepreneurial skills, so that young people are empowered to lead a social change for equal rights for all.

Montenegro

In Kosovo, a country with high rates of inequity, ING will support UNICEF’s work with adolescents coming from minority groups and rural areas to build their social and entrepreneurial skills, so that young people are empowered to lead a social change for equal rights for all.

Nepal

Young people in Nepal want to break out of poverty. Too often, however, they lack the knowledge and skills to do it. That is why ING and UNICEF have joined forces to help equip teenagers with the skills they need to get a fair chance of a promising future.

Philippines

With support from ING, UNICEF will actively engage and empower the Philippine youth, with the establishment of adolescent safe spaces and the introduction of a comprehensive life-skills package that will strengthen help-seeking behaviour, decision-making, and leadership skills.

Zambia

UNICEF with the support of ING will empower the most marginalized adolescents in Zambia so they can make informed decisions about their own lives and future; are civically engaged; and are supported by parents and communities as well as enabling policies and social services to reach their full potential.

ABOUT ING

ING is a global financial institution offering banking services. ING believes that all sustainable progress is driven by people with the imagination and determination to improve their future and the futures of those around them. ING’s purpose is to empower people stay a step ahead in life and in business.

To drive sustainable progress in society, ING wants to ensure the long-term success and impact of its business by the sum of all its parts – economic, social and environmental.

Interview with Léon Wijnands, Global Head of Sustainability, ING Group. Click here

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