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Accenture Grants Plan International US$1.93 Million to Provide Young Adults in Vietnam and India with Business Skills

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Tue May 03 2011

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(From Business Wire) -- Accenture and Plan International today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Plan International a grant of US$1.93 million to help provide training and career opportunities for approximately 3,500 underprivileged young people in India and Vietnam. The grant consists of cash as well as the time and skills of Accenture employees and builds on pro bono work done by Accenture in the Netherlands.

The award is part of Accenture's Skills to Succeed initiative, which is equipping 250,000 people by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The grant will help provide underprivileged 18-to-25 year olds with skills training, as well as life skills and work readiness training to prepare them for jobs in industries such as information technology, customer relations, business process outsourcing and electronic repair. The two-year program will build networks of employers to match trainees with local job opportunities.

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