NELT Group and UNICEF Form a Strategic Partnership to Equip Children With 21st Century Skills

Building a stronger future in Serbia, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Angola

Belgrade, May 14, 2024 – NELT Group and UNICEF proudly present a strategic partnership aimed at empowering children and youth in acquiring competencies for the 21st century. This initiative represents the most extensive cooperation so far between UNICEF and a company from Serbia, and as part of it NELT Group will allocate 1.3 million US dollars over a period of three years. The three-year partnership between NELT Group and UNICEF will focus on strengthening education systems in Serbia, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Angola in 2026 – some of the markets where NELT Group operates. Through improving these systems, the partnership aims to ensure equitable access to quality education and skills development for every child.

In today’s rapidly changing world, the success of children and young people depends on their ability to acquire modern skills and knowledge. As technologies drive global progress and shape the future of work, digital literacy has become essential to navigating and thriving in the digital age.

In Serbia, 15,000 children from 30 schools will benefit from the partnership, who will be empowered with improved digital skills crucial for their future success. In North Macedonia, 500 students will gain valuable experience to improve their employability, while over 8,100 students will acquire “green” skills essential for sustainable development. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, over 5,000 students will develop key 21st century skills that will prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

“Children around the world have enormous potential to initiate positive change.” The key is to give them the necessary skills and support to become future innovators and change agents. Our experience and data show that investing in children today is the surest way to ensure a better tomorrow, for everyone. When you invest in UNICEF’s programs and systems that help children, entire communities and economies benefit. We are extremely grateful to NELT Group for their vision, trust and desire to achieve great things. They lead by example, they show how corporations can shape the future and make the world a better place,” said Deyana Kostadinova, Director of UNICEF in Serbia.

The collaboration between NELT Group and UNICEF addresses the pressing global issue of youth unemployment and the urgent need for education systems to effectively integrate technology. By leveraging the expertise of both organizations, this partnership aims to create a brighter future for generations to come.

“NELT Group is committed to creating meaningful change in our communities,” said Miloš Jelić, CEO of NELT Group. “Through our cooperation with UNICEF, we are strategically investing in empowering children and youth with basic skills for the 21st century.” They need them to understand our times, but also to meet the growing demands of the labor market. This partnership should prepare them for the challenges that await them tomorrow, and ensure their readiness to use the opportunities that are presented to them in the right way and make a contribution. as the leaders of tomorrow.”

The business sector plays an important role in building resilient communities. By investing in the education and skills development of children and young people, companies not only contribute to social welfare, but also ensure their own long-term success in an increasingly competitive and dynamic global economy.

NELT Group and UNICEF are committed to investing in the future, creating stronger and more resilient societies by empowering children and youth with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century and beyond. Together we are building a brighter future for the next generations.

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