Children are our future. This is a message of hope, but it also sums up the responsibility we have for the next generation.
It is a commitment the EBRD and Save the Children UK share and it is in this spirit that the two organisations have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing their partnership and cooperation.
The two organisations will now explore synergies between various projects and initiatives to scale up impact on local communities.
In particular, they will look for opportunities to collaborate in the fields of child protection, childcare, gender-based violence as well as skills training and entrepreneurship for young people, women and disadvantaged social groups.
The two organisations are also united in their support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future.
The fight against poverty, the eradication of hunger and the provision of good quality education are essential for the prospects of the next generation.
As a multinational development bank, the EBRD plays an active role in reforming economies to deliver sustainable growth. The Bank’s Economic Inclusion Strategy has been specifically designed to promote the access of young people, women and disadvantaged social groups to education, skills and employment.
Save the Children UK, for its part, is working to make sure that children can grow up in a safe and healthy environment.
The organisation operates in more than 100 countries around the world and is focused on the fight against poverty as much as on the provision of education, healthcare and education for children.