Accenture Funds Training Programs in South Asia

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Accenture Funds Training Programs in South Asia

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The leading global consultancy company, Accenture, has recently provided an additional grant of more than $2 million to Leonard Cheshire Disability to support training programs in South Asia. Leonard Cheshire Disability runs an "Access to Livelihoods" program that provides people with disabilities in South Asia with career and training opportunities. The grant from Accenture will help to expand the scope of this program and include a larger number of disadvantaged people for support.

With the new initiative, Leonard Cheshire Disability aims to train at least 8,750 people in new job skills. The focus of the program will be the Philippines and some other parts of South Asia. Accenture has directly support Leonard Cheshire Disability with more than $2.5 million in funds since 2008, including the current grant. This support is a part of Accenture's global corporate citizenship initiative called "Skills to Succeed". The initiative aims to equip at least a quarter of a million people around the world by 2015 with effective skills to help them gain a job or build a business.

Leonard Cheshire Disability's "Access to Livelihoods" pilot has already provided business start-up or vocational training to more than 1,500 people till date.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

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