South Asia Foundation donates one million dollars to UNESCO’s programmes for girls’ education and women’s empowerment
The South Asia Foundation, a non-profit organization based in India, has donated one million dollars to UNESCO to support the Organization’s work in education for girls and women’s empowerment.
The donation was announced by France Marquet, a trustee of the South Asia Foundation at the annual meeting of UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassadors, held at Headquarters today. Ms Marquet was representing Goodwill Ambassador and founder of the South Asia Foundation, Madanjeet Singh, at the meeting.
The South Asia Foundation was created in 2000 to promote sustainable cultural, educational and economic development throughout the region.
The Goodwill Ambassadors are eminent personalities who spread the ideals of UNESCO and promote its activities around the world. Several are linked to specific programmes of the Organization, while others take part in special events such as concerts or exhibitions to raise funds for UNESCO or launch projects such as local radio stations or scientific workshops. Goodwill Ambassadors also participate in campaigns to promote education, fight HIV and AIDS and protect street children.
At their meeting today, they reviewed their activities over the past 12 months and explored ideas for reinforcing their support to the Organization in the coming year.