In Summary

Standard Chartered bank has embarked on its second phase of the GOAL program which is geared towards driving “Entrepreneurship and Employability” for girls and is aligned with the National’s agenda which seeks to transform Tanzania into an industrialized economy.

 

Dar es Salaam. Standard Chartered Bank has said that it has attained its goal of reaching at least 15,000 boys and girls to empower them with economic and social empowerment skills.

Standard Chartered Tanzania CEO Sanjay Rughani (pictured) said this when launching the second phase of its Goal programme, targeting empowerment of boys and girls with life skills.

The programme also aims to empower girls with confidence, knowledge and skills that they need to be integral economic leaders in their families, communities and societies.

The Goal programme was initially launched in Tanzania in 2013. The target, then, was to reach 15,000 girls, and boys, over a period of two years, empowering them with life skills.

He said, under the Goal programme, BRAC Tanzania will assist girls and young women aged 13-24 to achieve greater economic and social empowerment by providing safe spaces, training in life skills, and mentorship.

“The programme will offer training which is necessary for enabling girls to launch independent businesses in fields like tailoring, hairdressing, and small-scale agriculture. The programme will also prepare the girls for general employment,” he said.

He added that the new phase of the Goal programme will further support the growth of entrepreneurship and job creation in the country.

The head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing, Ms Juanita Mramba, said “we are proud that we reached our initial goal and this has generated even more community excitement about what the programme can deliver and most importantly what girls are capable of doing.”