Standard Chartered donates Rs 3 million to Open Knowledge Nepal

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Kathmandu: Standard Chartered Bank Nepal has donated Rs 3.03 million to Open Knowledge Nepal (OKN) for the project ” Kishori”.

The project aims to encourage, empower and equip adolescent girls with foundational, financial, digital, and life skills, the bank said in a press release.

The project will be implemented in ten public colleges from seven Provinces with more than 100 higher secondary female students through the implementing partner Shequal Foundation.

The project aligns with the bank’s global initiative “Futuremakers by Standard Chartered” for tackling inequality by promoting greater economic inclusion.

The donation amount was handed over to Nikesh Balami, CEO of Open Knowledge Nepal by the Bank’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand, and Marketing Pranu Singh.

During the handover ceremony, Singh said “The bank is delighted to collaborate with OKN with an aim to support and make a tangible difference in the lives of young girls who would learn various skills and create ripples of much-needed change and progress in the society.”