Mann Deshi Foundation, a NGO supported by The British Asian Trust, won the EdelGive Social Innovation Honours 2010 for its Business School for illiterate rural women in Maharashtra. The award was presented at a ceremony hosted by EdelGive Foundation in Mumbai on 4th March 2010 where Mrs. Rajashree Birla, Chairperson of the Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development and Honourable Member of Parliament, Supriya Sule were present. This successful event witnessed a gathering of more than 200 people from the corporate, development and media sectors.
The EdelGive Social Innovation Honours were started in 2009 to identify and honour organisations that are innovating to empower women and girls in India. The awards focus on innovation as EdelGive Foundation believe that there has been significant under-investment in innovations that benefit the poor. The awards highlight organisations that have worked to create an innovative model for delivery of essential services to women and girls. EdelGive considered innovations that were cost-effective, with the potential to deliver long term benefits.
Over £30,000 was raised at the star studded British Asian Sports awards 2010 at the Grosvenor House hotel in Park Lane on 6 February 2010 in aid of the British Asian Trust.
Hosted by ‘EastEnders’ star Nitin Ganatra and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Laila Rouass, the awards show recognised the contributions and achievements of the best in British Asian Sporting talent. Both hosts also signed up as Ambassadors of the British Asian Trust recognising the sustainable difference the Trust makes to the lives of over 300,000 people in South Asia and the UK.
The charity auction, hosted by Rajan Singh included tickets to the Indian Premier League Finals in Mumbai, Concert tickets to The Black Eyed Peas at the LG Arena, British Grand Prix tickets from Force India courtesy of the UK India Business Council and golf with celebrity cricketer Mark Ramprakash at Wentworth. Continue reading ‘EastEnders’ and ‘Strictly’ stars join Ambassadors at BASA 2010…
HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a dinner for twelve of The Prince’s Charities and two of the Duchess of Cornwall’s charities at Buckingham Palace on the evening of Tuesday 2 February.
The Prince’s Charities is a group of not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President: 18 of the 20 charities were founded personally by The Prince. The group is the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the United Kingdom, raising over £100 million annually. The organisations are active across a broad range of areas including opportunity and enterprise, the built environment, responsible business, education and health. The charities reflect The Prince of Wales’s long-term and innovative perspective, and seek to address areas of previously unmet need.
The British Asian Trust is the only one of The Prince of Wales’s Charities that focuses mainly on supporting charities in South Asia. This is done by bridging the gap between British Asians and communities in need in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UK. Continue reading Dragons join the British Asian Trust at Buckingham Palace…
The British Asian Trust announced its three year partnership withDevelopments in Literacy (DIL), Pakistan at the DIL Trust UK’s gala held at Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair on 30 January 2010. Speaking at the event, Mr Manoj Badale, Chairman of The British Asian Trust, said “We are proud to be supporting an organisation such as DIL that is high-impact, has a track record of growth and is effectively helping Pakistan meet its future challenges.”
The British Asian Trust’s support to Developments in Literacy will enable the charity to upgrade the quality of education in its schools by improving the standard of training for over 600 rural teachers and capacity building of its programme staff. The Trust support comes at a time when DIL is at a crucial stage of its development and is looking forward to consolidate its activities on the ground.
The British Asian Trust has been selected as the Charity Partner for the British Asian Sports Awards 2010.
The British Asian Sports Awards is a unique event that offers a fantastic platform to showcase across the globe the immense sporting talent that exists within the Asian community in the UK. The event is attended by some of the biggest names in sport, music and television.
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The British Asian Trust is pleased to announce that the UK India Business Council has selected The Trust to be its ‘charity of the year’ and all funds raised at their annual gala dinner and other selected events during the course of the year will be donated to a specific charity within the Trust’s portfolio.
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