Avasant Foundation raises $200,000 for global youth projects

31 March 2017 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Avasant Foundation has raised $200,000 from key technology focused professional services firms for youth across the globe looking to enter digital technology focused career paths. As part of the fundraiser, executives from the firms played a round of golf at the Mountain Gate Country Club in Los Angeles, as well as being wined and dined as part of the awareness raising aspect of the Foundation's activities.

The Avasant Foundation is a not for profit organisation, located in California. The organisation, which in part draws on resources from financial consultancy firm Avasant, is focused on supporting global deserving youth with opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship within the technology sector.

One of the events run by the Foundation is the Golf for Impact fundraiser. The event, which is held at the Mountain Gate Country Club in Los Angeles, brings together 20 executives from technology focused professional services firms. Following the scramble tournament, the executives were served cocktails and dined, as part of the Foundation’s goal of bringing the organisations onboard and up to speed, about projects run by the Foundation across the globe.

This year the fundraiser raised $200,000 for youth related projects across the Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States.

Sponsors to this year’s event, the fourth event run by the Foundation, include Atos, Capgemini, Cognizant, CSS Corp, HCLTechnology, IBM, Infinite, Infosys, Luxoft, Mindtree, NTT Communications, Nttdata, Saic, Syntel, T-Systems, Tata Communications, TCS, Unisys, Wipro, And Zensar. As part of its commitment to its sponsors, the firm provides quantitative feedback on the impact of donations within the programmes on the lives of youth.

At the reception, Chitra Rajeshwari, Executive Director of the Avasant Foundation, says that the firm is “extremely grateful” for the “generous sponsors for their support towards these programs.” He further adds, “The foundation is committed to creating opportunities for deserving youth who come from some of the most underdeveloped regions in the world. We do this by providing education programs that develop students’ entrepreneurial and technical skills and partnering with local technology providers to give our students access to sustainable career paths.”

Kevin Parikh, Chairman of the Avasant Foundation and Global CEO of Avasant noted, “Today’s youth face new uncertainties as they navigate new pathways for career advancement. Using our knowledge and resources, we are determined to foster integrity, inclusion and opportunity to prepare these deserving youth for success in the ever-changing digital economies of today and tomorrow.”

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