Philanthropists

Dedicated to showcasing the valuable work done by Indian individuals and charities who altruistically go out of their way to help around the world

Championing Ladies Cricket – the IIW All Ladies Ambika Trophy

The UK is sweltering in a heat wave at the moment, with some of the temperatures being the highest on record for the time of year, but there is also scorching hot action in the Cricket World Cup. The eyes of the world are on those nations who eat, sleep, and breathe cricket, fighting to be the best. However,...

Lockdown Diaries: Teenager Jai Aswani on a mission to feed the hungry in India by collecting 100 tonnes of food grains

Our initiative Mission 100 Tonnes was born out of distress calls we received from old age homes, orphanages, and pet shelters in Chennai, during the government-imposed lockdown in India three weeks back. Since then, there has been no looking back for us. The number of marginalised people requiring help during the unprecedented time of the COVID-19 outbreak has increased...

Hemraj Goyal Foundation launch one-night-only sensory experience in Central London, in aid of Sense International

The Hemraj Goyal Foundation will be hosting a one of a kind sensory experience on Tuesday 18th June 2019, raising awareness and funds for deafblindness charity Sense International. Inspired by a recent trip to India where they interacted with children living with the condition, Senses is an event spearheaded by the next generation team at HGF, led by Simran Sehmi...

British Asian Trust’s anti-trafficking programme in India saving hundreds of children

When ten-year-old Sadhil was brought to the Tabaar centre in Jaipur, India, his body was scarred, his face swollen and he desperately needed food and medicines. Sadhil was rescued from a bangles-making factory in Jaipur, where he suffered unsurmountable torture as a bonded child labourer. Sahdil grew up in one of India’s poorest states, Bihar, where nearly 40% of the population is...

Lockdown Diaries: Feeding the feeders – CORO India distributes food supplies to wage earners amidst the coronavirus lockdown

It's been a long time since I sat down to write something. But if one's part of something magical, then that story needs to be told. My story begins with the announcement of the Corona lockdown by the Indian government. We all knew it would come one day, but still we were all shocked when it did arrive. Most of...

Survey reveals children’s top back to school anxieties

Difficult classwork, moving schools and being bullied are the top concerns children have as they start the new school year, a survey out today reveals. The YouGov survey for the UK’s longest running children’s charity Barnardo’s is published on the same day the charity broadcasts a ground-breaking TV advert highlighting the importance of mental health support services for children and young...

Barnardo’s five things you need to know about anxiety

A recent survey has revealed children's top fears about going back to school. Barnardo's has put together a list of things you should know about anxiety. Or alternatively, you could read the whole article here: "Survey reveals children’s top back to school anxieties" 1. Anxiety presents itself in different ways Anxiety can look different from one person to another. There are immediate...

Menstrual education and dignity is the right of every woman, says UK-based charity

Binti International (BintiPeriod.org) is a UK-based charity with a vision to create a world where all women have menstrual dignity. Manjit Gill is the founder and CEO of Binti and is passionate about providing basic menstrual rights to women and girls globally. Through media campaigns, workshops and the provision of menstrual pads, Binti is successfully reaching young people all over the...

UK project Mission Shramik Sahyog reaches out to feed migrant workers in India

When lockdown hit India it didn't hit the whole population equally, there were those who were in a much more tenuous situation than others. Although millions around the world were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian migrant workers found themselves amongst the worst affected. Due to the lockdown, hundreds of thousands of Indian workers were unable to leave their workplace....

The British Asian Trust and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation launch anti-trafficking partnership backed by Rajasthan Royals

The British Asian Trust and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) announced a partnership to support a bold new initiative to combat child trafficking in India. The partnership, backed by Indian Premier League cricket team the Rajasthan Royals, was launched at star-studded event at Lord’s on 7 June at the Lord’s Cricket Ground – through 'A Wicket Night of...