The programme depends on Barclays, UNICEF and the Government of Maharashtra sharing their expertise. By 2015, Building Young Futures in India will have empowered around 100,000 girls and young women and another 200,000 girls through the programme being scaled up by the Maharashtra Human Development Commissionerate. It will have helped these young women to build confidence, knowledge and skills, and give them the opportunity to build sustainable livelihoods.
Ram Gopal, Chief Operating Officer, Barclays India, said: “Barclays is committed to supporting young people to develop the skills to fulfil their potential. Through Building Young Futures, we are able to empower these young women in India, teach them that they are equal to men, and help provide them with the skills they need to become economically empowered individuals. Building Young Futures is part of our global goal to support five million young people in becoming the next generation of achievers.”