Results from a poll by The British Asian Trust put education at the top of the most important causes to support in South Asia.
Almost 50 percent of respondents prioritised education, followed by health at 21 percent and employment at 12 percent. Other causes selected were gender-related issues at 11 percent, disaster relief at 5 percent and youth-related issues at 2 percent in the online poll.
“It is encouraging that the results of the poll so closely reflect the Trust’s portfolio of charities and the pioneering work they are doing in the areas of education, health and livelihoods,” said Hitan Mehta, Trust Director. Eight of the Trust’s 11 charities focus specifically on education. Four charities specialise in providing education to disadvantaged children: Developments in Literacy, Pakistan; Mumbai Mobile Creches, India; Bharti Foundation Schools, India; and The Princes Charities in Burnley, UK.
The Trust works in partnership with local, high impact charities in the key areas of education, health and livelihoods. Together we aim to meet the crucial needs in the poorest communities in South Asia and the UK.You can cast a vote for the causes you find most important in The British Asian Trust’s poll here.