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Summit supports UNICEF to develop youth employability

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9 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Summit supports UNICEF to develop youth employability

Summit Group Chairman Muhammed Aziz Khan hands over a donation cheque for Tk 10 lakh to UNICEF Representative in Bangladesh Tomoo Hozumi at a function in the capital recently.

Summit as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is supporting UNICEF to train out-of-school adolescent children to develop the skills on standardised trade such as motorcycle mechanics, mobile phone and air conditioner servicing enabling them to earn a living.

Muhammed Aziz Khan, Founder Chairman of Summit said, “The youth in Bangladesh are talented and hardworking. We are supporting UNICEF to develop employable skills for out-of-school children,” said a press release.

Azeeza Aziz Khan, Director of Summit Group and Simon Pickup, Corporate Alliances and CSR Specialist, UNICEF Bangladesh were also present during the event.

ALP provides learning pathway for most disadvantaged and vulnerable out of school adolescents to bring them back in to learning ladder and link with jobs and decent life. In partnership with BRAC, this programme provides decent employment through a 6-month apprenticeship programme including theoretical and soft skills training. The intervention is designed with the technical support from ILO following National Technical and Vocational Qualification Framework (NTVQF).

Summit is the largest infrastructure conglomerate in Bangladesh. As part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Summit has long-standing partnerships with several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to support projects that improve access to education, healthcare and social services, sports, and arts and culture.