To underline this commitment we started the ING Chances for Children global initiative in 2005 for the disadvantaged children of the world. We believe education is a fundamental building block for the development of societies. Access to education can be life-changing and help to equalise opportunity, leading to economic growth and the development of a healthy society. However, for children to truly benefit from education, their basic needs need to be met first. That is why the scope of our ING Chances for Children programme includes the provision of clean water and healthcare.
We chose to partner with UNICEF towards the fulfilment of a shared vision of providing a better future to disadvantaged children around the world, thus contributing to the 2nd Millennium Development Goal (‘Achieve universal primary education’).
Since the launch of the partnership, ING employees have been the cornerstone of the continued success of the programme, enthusiastically giving their valuable time and money. All financial contributions from our employees are doubled through the ING matching scheme.
2012 - 2015
In 2012, ING Bank extended its partnership with UNICEF for 3 years. The aim is that in 2015, the ING-UNICEF partnership will have positively impacted the lives of at least one million children in need by providing them with access to school, better-quality education, and safer and healthier living conditions. Moreover, the partnership strategy was extended beyond a mere focus on primary education. Together with UNICEF, ING agreed to broaden the scope of the partnership to also include programmes in the area of financial education and entrepreneurship.