As a top global financial institution, ING is committed to improving education on a global scale and supporting UNICEF's goal to ensure that every child has access to quality basic education.
Through its employee engagement programme, ING provides children with the opportunity to learn and build a solid foundation for a brighter future by supporting projects geared toward children and education.
Despite making enormous headway in terms of primary school enrolment over the last few years the Ethiopian education system continues to face serious challenges. Most significantly, progress in achieving universal primary education is not consistent across the country. Regions populated by pastoralist groups such as the Afar Regional State are lagging far behind. The UNICEF-ING Chances for Children project aims to provide basic educational opportunities to children and the youth outside the formal primary education system to help achieve the UN Millennium Development Goal of Universal Education in Ethiopia.