Western Union Foundation Announces New Partnerships to Advance Vaccine Education & Workforce Training in Q1/2021 – MENAFN.COM


(MENAFN - Mid-East. Info) Western Union Foundation's Opportunity Beyond Borders Q1 2021 funding will support COVID-19 vaccine dissemination and workforce training in more than 10 countries Denver: The Western Union Foundation today announced its first-quarter 2021 programs, investing more than USD 1. 25 million to mobilize youth to access jobs in the healthcare industry, assisting with COVID-19 vaccine education and distribution, and to enable economic recovery through workforce training. This investment furthers the Western Union Foundation's Opportunity Beyond Borders three-year USD 15 million commitment to provide migrant and young adults with resources to gain sustainable employment and provide relief and preparedness for crises.

'The Western Union Foundation recognizes that this moment—as the global pandemic recovery effort begins in earnest—is a crucial one for the communities we serve,' said Foundation Executive Director Elizabeth Roscoe. 'We are determined to do everything we can to keep people who are already on the margins from falling farther behind because they lack access to vaccines or opportunities to participate in the formal labor markets as economies progress toward recovery.' Research has shown a large portion of the population in many low-income countries is hesitant to get the vaccine, often due to lack of education about ...read more...