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The Brandt-Swift-Associates Foundation Invests $500,000 in Initiative Bangladesh's Social Inclusion Projects (SIP)

The Brandt-Swift Associates Foundation has announced a grant of $500,000 to Initiative Bangladesh for the expansion of social projects.

    SINGAPORE, October 24, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The project has worked from Dhaka, to connect Bangladesh youth with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) enabled opportunities. It employs a 'train-the-trainer' capacity building model that uses a positive peer pressure concept to transform Dhaka as a model for intervention in other underserved communities across Bangladesh.

The Brandt-Swift Associates Foundation grant will enable SIP to design and launch an awareness campaign to inform high potential but disadvantaged Bangladesh youth about online work and provide training to help these youth access online jobs.

Online work provides a low-barrier-to-entry opportunity for young jobseekers to earn an income, while building their skills and digital work experience. Through this support, SIP will also expand their successful training program beyond Dhaka to cover other locations across Bangladesh, beginning with the South-East and North-East regions.

"Unemployment is a major challenge in Bangladesh. Each year, tens of thousands of students graduate from tertiary institutions but only 10% of them are gainfully employed two years after graduation. Disadvantaged communities account for a majority of these unemployed youth. The digital jobs campaign presents an opportunity for Bangladesh youth to generate income and build their digital skills, while preparing themselves for future work in the digital economy," said SIP Executive Director Lee Changjiang.

This grant comes under the Brandt-Swift Associates' Foundation's Digital Jobs Asia initiative which seeks to impact the lives of 1 million people in six countries in Asia by catalyzing sustainable Information and Communications Technology-enabled employment opportunities for Asian youth who would not otherwise have an opportunity for sustainable employment.

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