Multinational banking giant Standard Chartered launches ‘Goal’- educational program for basic financial training- in Pakistan.
The primary objective is to launch an educational programme providing basic financial knowledge, life skills, and employability training to help adolescent girls become self sufficient.
Goal was launched in 2006, with over 145,000 girls trained to date, the programme is now an internationally recognised movement currently operating in 24 countries, according to a press release.
While commenting on the launch, Mr. Shazad Dada, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Pakistan said that ‘the decision to bring Goal to Pakistan was to contribute to countering the problems faced by adolescent girls in Pakistan’.
“The aim is to equip girls with enough confidence, knowledge, and expertise via sports and life training skills, such that they become vital economic leaders in their families, communities, and societies.”
This programme collaborates with SCB’s international strategic NGO partner, Women Win.
Women Win will train the native partner ‘Right to Play’ to deliver Goal and oversee monitoring and evaluation, along with sharing the curriculum through their network of girl-focused sport for development partners.
Women Win Programme Director Meg Smith spoke about how sports will help the girls challenge traditional gender norms.
The training curriculum is based on four training modules.
‘Be Money Savvy’ focuses on financial education.
‘Be Yourself’ imparts communication skills;
‘Be Healthy’ builds knowledge on health and hygiene
‘Be Empowered’ teaches girls confidence and life skills.
Standard Chartered Pakistan is yet to announce the training session commencement dates.