Accenture expands partnership with Save the Children in Indonesia

Accenture has expanded its partnership with global humanitarian organisation Save the Children.

This will see both entities looking to arm 31,500 young people in Indonesia, half of which are women, with skills to make them more employable in the future. This collaboration will also impact more marginalised populations including women and persons with disabilities, the statement added.

The partnership will see Accenture helping Save the Children ramp up its use of digital technology, by using a human-centred design approach to build web-based and mobile platforms that connect more youth to e-learning modules and job matching services.

This will allow users to receive a combination of employment, entrepreneurship, digital and vocational skills training for future careers in industries such as ICT and business process outsourcing (BPO). It will also help Save the Children access at-risk young people that are increasingly hard to reach, including women and those with disabilities.

"Underprivileged youth are often excluded from opportunities to gain the critical skills they need to achieve economic independence. But there is hope - digital technologies can help bridge the gap and connect more of these individuals with the training and education they need for a brighter future,” Jill Huntley, Accenture's global head of corporate citizenship, said.

"This partnership will help Save the Children achieve our mission of helping break the cycle of poverty for the most marginalized populations. Our partnership with Accenture will help identify and empower more of these young people, forging pathways to employment that lift them, their families and their communities, out of poverty,” Carolyn Miles, Save the Children president and CEO, said.

Accenture and Save the Children have partnered together since 2011 as part of the company's Skills to Succeed initiative.