Lycamobile, renowned as one of the largest global low cost international mobile call providers has handed over a cheque worth of 250,000 pounds to the Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan on behalf of the British Asian Trust. According to Lycamobile official media release, this is the first installment of the 1 million pounds grant the telecom company and its Gnanam Foundation announced to give to one of the Prince's Charities.
This grant is to embark the projects in Sri Lanka to support local organisations who are engaged in enhancing the access to health, education and employment and the trust Ambassador Muttiah Muralitharan collected it on behalf of the British Asian Trust, and is delighted by the generous donation.
"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."
Group Chief Executive Officer of Lycamobile, Milind Kangle, stated that the team is keen to help the people in need 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 across four years, and will identify the areas 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. The Trust's Director of Investments, Abha Thorat-Shah said, "This contribution will enable us to expand our reach into Sri Lanka and allow us to support established local organisations that have a proven track record in delivering high impact projects.
- News Source: India Times -