Standard Chartered launches ‘Goal’
AMANULLAH KHAN KARACHI—Shazad Dada, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Pakistan has said that the budgetary allocations for education are on the extremely lower side which need to increase considerably as an essential means to capitalize our human capital for the good of the country and the people. The Standard Chartered Chief was speaking at the launch of Goal, which is Standard Chartered’s leading education program that provides financial literacy, life skills and employability training to low-income adolescent girls across its footprint.
This program in fact is focused on empowerment of women to play their due role in the socio-economic development of Pakistan. Since the launch of the programme in 2006, it has grown to become an internationally recognized global movement operating in 20 countries, helping over 217,000 young women to date. Through a combination of sports and life skills training, Goal aims to empower and equip adolescent girls with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to become integral economic leaders in their families, communities and societies.
Commenting on this launch, Shazad Dada, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Pakistan said that Standard Chartered’s decision to bring GOAL to Pakistan is part of our contribution to help to address issues affecting adolescent girls in Pakistan. Through the sport-based leadership skills building and financial literacy activities, Goal aims to empower and equip adolescent girls with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to be integral leaders in their families, communities, and economies.