Sydney Thunder, in partnership with Batting for Change, is supporting the development of education throughout Nepal and Afghanistan.
Funds raised through the HomeWorld 50-50 Charity Raffle during BBL|08 has enabled Batting for Change to strengthen its support of the Heartland Academy in Nepal and Mahboba’s Promise in Afghanistan.
According to Batting for Change General Manager Elizabeth Garrett, the contribution from the Thunder Nation will make a real and meaningful difference in the overseas communities.
“This year alone more than 80 scholarships will be afforded to deserving young students across Nepal, and in Afghanistan four very promising young leaders are being given the chance to pursue their dreams with thanks to this support,” Garrett said.
“In both Nepal and Afghanistan, it can take a relatively small amount of money to invest in tertiary education, creating opportunities for deserving students to learn and develop.”
The support of Batting for Change continues Sydney Thunder’s strong support of overseas communities and reflects the club’s commitment to use sport as a vehicle to make a positive impact in the community.
“Empowering students through scholarships creates a lasting impact on the community surrounding them, as their education opens doors and career paths. The power of education is creating change across the developing world, one student at a time,” Garrett said.
“Working with the communities that makeup the Thunder Nation, we are excited to broaden our horizons and connect with people who share our vision to level the global playing field in education.”
Sydney Thunder has been working with Heartland Academy in Nepal for a number of years, and CEO and Founder Pat Price is excited by the impact of the donation.
“I can report excellent development with 22 scholarships already awarded (including 16 young women) for access to Heartland’s tertiary section,” Price said.
“On top of that I have just returned from Heartland Academy in Nepal and have personally overseen the development and construction of our education stream class room facilities.”
For more information, please contact Sydney Thunder.