Through our HSBC Education Programme we aim to spark young ambition. We do this through:

  • supporting access to education for disadvantaged young people,

  • funding programmes that provide life and entrepreneurship skills, and

  • supporting young people to build language and cultural understanding.

Disadvantaged children

Around the world, millions of children miss out on an education because they have other responsibilities, for example, caring for family members or providing them with an income. A lack of education keeps generations in the same poor living conditions.

HSBC’s long-standing partnership with SOS Children’s Villages is one way we help give children the chance to have a stable home-life and get access to formal schooling. We also support scholarships around the world with over 5,800 students receiving HSBC scholarships in 2016.

Our performance

Read more about our flagship global education programmes.

Download Education programme (2-page PDF 32KB)

Life skills and entrepreneurship

Many young people have the ability and aspiration to succeed in business. We support programmes that give young people a taste for working in an entrepreneurial environment, and help them build their skills and confidence.

Our support of Junior Achievement’s global JA More than Money programme is helping seven to eleven-year-olds learn about money management, entrepreneurship, and the global world of business.

Language and cultural understanding

Learning the language of a country is critical to understanding its culture, and understanding cultures is an important part of encouraging international business.

HSBC research indicates that China will be the world’s biggest economy by 2050. Our work with the British Council in the UK through our China Programme promotes cultural awareness and understanding through the provision of Chinese Language Assistants in classrooms and the annual Mandarin Speaking Competition.

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