Focus Themes Future Skills

Future Skills

Through Future Skills we aspire to provide young people the opportunity to fulfil their potential in their lives as adults. By supporting access to education and skills we hope to ensure that a young person's success is not determined by their social economic status.

We aim to impact the lives of young people, especially disadvantaged, to close the educational/employment gap as they enter adulthood. We support partners and interventions that make a difference at key points in a young person's life.

We believe that future skills will change over time, even during the course of one's career due to the pace of technology and globalization. Thus, we prioritize the education and skills that enable young people to be life-long learners and imbue them with an ability to exercise agency. A key initial indication of success will be their attainment of entry-level employment commensurate with their talents and goals and informed by the demands of employers or self-employment through their own entrepreneurial initiative.

We support NGOs and organisations (i.e. schools, networks, institutions) which:

  • provide direct support to young disadvantaged people to facilitate access to education and skills essential to succeed
  • support and strengthen the education system and the structures and professionals within this system to be more effective and impactful and respond to specific needs and challenges facing young disadvantaged people
  • support a comprehensive approach to address external barriers effecting specific sub-sets of disadvantaged young people to access education and/or employment.