Singapore (Singapore), April 12: Southeast Asia's leading online shopping company Lazada Group has launched a foundation to provide educational opportunities for women and youths in the digital economy field in six Southeast Asia countries, the group announced here on Monday.
Lazada Foundation, an initiative established by Lazada Group in 2022, aims to award scholarships and provide growth opportunities to empower women and youths across Southeast Asia, and secure education opportunities in the digital economy for them and close the digital divide, said Li Chun, Chief Executive Officer of Lazada Group.
The foundation will cover six markets in Southeast Asia, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
"Southeast Asia's future is in the hands of the youths, and Lazada Foundation wants to help them fulfill their dreams," said Lillian Jiang, Chief People Officer of Lazada Group.
"The future of work goes beyond what is taught in the classroom. To prepare our youths for a digital future, Lazada is committed to providing coaching, mentorship and involvement with other technology-driven initiatives to bring youths one step closer to their dreams," she noted.
The foundation also works with local strategic partners to provide opportunities to women, said Jiang, adding that one of the Foundation's key pillars is to uplift women in technology.
Lazada also announced the official launch of Lazada One, the group's regional headquarters and Singapore office, in Singapore's central Bras Basah district. It is expected to further grow Southeast Asia's digital commerce ecosystem, bolstering livelihoods that are already thriving in the booming sector.