We recognise that the need to build digital skills resonates globally and we’re working with partners to extend our support beyond the UK. In India, one of our key international markets, our ongoing efforts to empower the next generation won the Social Impact Project of the Year at the 2019 UK-India Awards.
This year, we began two new initiatives with Unicef. In South Africa, we aim to embed science, technology, maths and digital skills development in primary schools through the Technokidzz programme by establishing robotics hubs for teachers and students. And in Brazil, we’re focusing on digital skills development for young people and helping them become social innovators in their communities.
In Australia, we’ve partnered with the government and major banks to fund lessons on cybersecurity for teenagers to help equip them for a career in this understaffed industry. We’re also sharing learning and best practices with other businesses to help young people around the world prepare for work as part of the Global Alliance for YOUth, led by Nestlé.