Lebara donates 1 million euros to educate 100,000 children

Lebara   to donate 1 million euros to help educate over 100,000 vulnerable children in 10 countries

Lebara, one of Europe’s leading telecoms operators for migrant communities, has announced a new charity fundraising campaign launched on Monday 1 August in all of Lebara’s eight markets globally.

As part of the company’s 10 Year Anniversary plans, Lebara will donate 1 million euros to help educate over 100,000 disadvantaged children in 10 countries around the world.

Lebara will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in September this year and to mark this significant milestone the company is committed to giving something back to the countries where Lebara customers have family and friends. In partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Lebara will support and provide much-needed education and protection measures to over 100,000 children in need around the world. Lebara has for a number of years supported education projects for displaced children in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka through the Lebara Foundation, a separate not-for-profit organisation set up by Lebara in 2005.

For a three month period, Lebara will donate a percentage from customer top-ups in every market to UNHCR and IFRC projects. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go towards the education of children in need in each of the following countries: Colombia, Ghana, India, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Romania and Turkey. More details on the projects can be found at www.lebara.com/1million.

Yoganathan Ratheesan, CEO of Lebara, commented: “We are very proud of what we have achieved at Lebara over the last decade and every day feel hugely fortunate for the opportunities we have had. My fellow founders and I felt moved to mark this anniversary by giving something back to underprivileged children in countries where we have strong connections through our customers.

“We continue to support other education projects close to our roots in Sri Lanka and India through the Lebara Foundation and are also pleased to partner with both the UNHCR and IFRC on this important anniversary project.”



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