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Lyca draws out its £1 Million charity to Srilanka
The largest global provider of low cost international mobile calls Lycamobile and The Gnanam Foundation presented the first installment of £1 million grant to The Prince’s Charities, The British Asian Trust (BAT).
The £250,000 cheque was given to the Trust at a press conference held at Lycamobile headquarters in London last Monday. It was earmarked for projects in Sri Lanka that particularly focuses on reaching out to vulnerable populations in the country by supporting local organizations, which are actively participative in building up education, employment and health care sectors.
Trust Ambassador Muttiah Muralitharan, well known as Murali, collected the cheque on behalf of The British Asian Trust, and was truly delighted by the generous donation.
Murali hopes that he will give the South Asian Diaspora the opportunity to gain more insight about Sri Lanka, “This is a fantastic chance for the Trust to try and address some of Sri Lanka’s prevailing needs and to raise awareness here in the UK around the issues affecting the country”.
Subaskaran Allirajah, Group Chairman of Lycamobile and The Gnanam Foundation commented, “We are committed to providing long term support to people in need. Our current partnership with The British Asian Trust has been successful in the on-going Skills and Training project, which enables youth from slums in Chennai, India to gain employable skills. I am delighted to extend this partnership to Sri Lanka where we can make a significant impact on the lives of disadvantaged people.”
Lycamobile’s, Group Chief Executive Officer, Milind Kangle, highlighted that the team is keen to help people in need by following the company’s phenomenal success, “We are glad to be in a position where we can now contribute significantly to a number of worthy causes.”
The British Asian Trust will be managing the grant in span of four years, and will identify the areas of need through its in-house, and on the ground experts. The charities will then be selected after a rigorous due diligence process to source the most impactful models.