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Barclays partners with Mango to aid NGOs

Source: PTI
July 09, 2009 13:46 IST
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Barclays Global Retail and Commercial Bank said on Thursay that it has partnered with Mango, to provide financial management training courses for NGO staff and Board members working in developmental and humanitarian aid globally.

Mango is a UK-registered charity and the partnership is across Barclays GRCB's emerging market entities.

Barclays GRCB donated 95 per cent of the training programmes fee for each participating NGO in India and the remaining 5 per cent was provided by the NGO to show their commitment to the programme.

In Mumbai, through this partnership, 15 people from nine different NGOs participated in the training sessions, learning from a Mango instructor about the intricacies of financial management for NGOs.

The nine NGOs that participated were Akanksha Foundation, Bal Asha Trust, Childlink India Foundation, The Committed Communities Development Trust, Doorstep School, In Defence of Animals, Pratham Infotech Foundation, Pratham Mumbai Educational Initiative and The Research Society.

Barclays GRCB India's interim managing director, Ram Gopal, said, "We, at Barclays, are committed to the communities in which we operate. These programmes designed by Mango adopt a pragmatic approach to financial management and held de-mystify complex financial techniques."

This partnership will be implemented across countries in the Barclays GRCB emerging markets including Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Zambia and Botswana and will reach out to local NGOs in each of these countries.

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