Last week Standard Chartered Employees met with their Goal Partners around the world, in Zambia. The Summit took place over three days and was a great opportunity for everyone to share best practice and discuss future plans for Goal. The Head of Sustainability and Regional Corporate Affairs, Mark Devadason, attended with the Head of Corporate Affairs for Africa, along with representatives from Women Win, Coaches Across Continents, Right to Play, Naz Foundation, Youth Empowerment Foundation and of course the host country NGO, Edusport.
We were also lucky enough to see the Goal programme in action as we visited Kamala High School. We were shown a snap shot of the girls being taught the Be Yourself module which was followed by the sport session. Everyone took part in either Netball, Basketball or Volleyball and had a great time discussing the programme with the girls.
Julie Wallace, Head of Community Investment and Sustainability Strategy said; "It was amazing to be able to see the Goal programme on the ground and hear all the girls' aspirations. It was truly inspiring."
One of the partcipants, Abigail, is an aspiring journalist and is going to send us a story to post on the Blog, so watch this space for the next Jane Austin!