Under this agreement Inditex is effectively renewing its commitment to the Entreculturas Foundation, which dates back to 2002, when it began to collaborate with the charity’s Latin American work. Since then, Inditex has earmarked over €35 million of social investment to funding this charity’s educational and community development projects, projects that have benefitted over 750,000 people.
The agreements signed today encompass a total of 20 initiatives under the umbrella of the Foundation’s “Educate people, generate opportunities” program, 16 of which form part of the Latin America Program and four of which under the Africa Program. These initiatives will directly benefit 120,000 people.
Latin America Program
The 16 projects forming the Latin American program follow two major lines of action: youth skills training aimed at helping them join the workforce and care and training for particularly vulnerable groups, such as youths at risk of exclusion, people with disabilities, migrants and indigenous peoples.
The projects will be carried out in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and Uruguay and are expected to touch the lives of almost 85,000 people, most of whom young people with scant resources, living in very precarious conditions. Inditex has committed over €7 million to the Latin American Program over the next three years.
The Africa Program, which will benefit 35,000 people in four African nations (Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa and Uganda), is designed to bring education to refugees and displaced populations in these countries.
The goal is to help particularly vulnerable groups to effectively exercise their right to education by providing access to schooling, raising the quality of the education provided, while paying special attention to skills-training in order to generate survival opportunities among populations that are ravaged by a host of conflicts.
The projects are structured around two main lines of initiative: the integration of refugees and displaced persons into society and the workforce and the provision of education in emergency situations. Inditex has pledged around €2.7 million to the Africa Program over the next three years.
Entreculturas is an NGO that provides access to education as the means to social change and cross-cultural dialogue. It carries out education-related initiatives among the least privileged populations of Latin America, Africa and Asia with the aim of bringing better-quality education to as many people as possible, thereby increasing the scope for transformational change in society.
Textiles | On 20th Oct 2016
The Indian polyester market witnessed a demand growth of 14 per cent...
Fashion | On 20th Oct 2016
Replay, the iconic Germany based denim brand, is planning to get into ...
Textiles | On 20th Oct 2016
A bailout package of Rs 200 billion has been proposed by the Pakistan ...
Indo Count Retail Ventures
Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...
Palod Himson Machines
Fabric processing machines are picking up
'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG
The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...
Larry L Kinn
Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...
Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...
Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...
Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...
Occasions Elegance Wear
It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...