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BT and the British Asian Trust extend partnership to empower 200,000 adolescent girls

By CSRBOX On 28 November 2022
BT and the British Asian Trust extend partnership to empower 200,000 adolescent girls

The project will be implemented by local organisations Breakthrough India, ETASHA, Going to School, IT for Change, Katha, Mentor Together, and People for Action. 


Richard Hawkes, CEO of British Asian Trust said: “Extending this partnership with BT means a new generation of girls and young women can gear up to run the world – in teaching, engineering, robotics or any field they wish. Giving them digital skills, access to job opportunities and tackling gender barriers supports them to take control over their own destinies and drive change in their communities, and beyond. We are grateful to BT for recognising this need and supporting such important work shaping future generations.” 


Pooja Lamba, VP & Director, Global Delivery Capability, BT Global said: “The digital transformation of India has potential to drive the economic empowerment of women and contribute to greater gender equality. This partnership has already achieved significant successes in bringing opportunities to young women from under resourced communities, supporting BT’s manifesto commitments to bring about a more inclusive society by championing digital inclusion.” 


Alex Ellis, British High Commissioner to India, said, “Girls’ education is one of the UK’s top global priorities. I’m delighted to see this commitment by BT along with the British Asian Trust which will help 200,000 teenage girls, with improved education, better employability, and enhanced life skills. BT and the British Asian Trust are also partners in the Pledge for Progress initiative by the UK in India to promote gender equality and mobilise real change.”



About the British Asian Trust   

The British Asian Trust wants to see a South Asia that is prospering and fair for all. Our work supports large-scale, sustainable solutions that enable poor and marginalised people to achieve their full potential. Since we started in 2007, we have had a positive impact on the lives of almost 6.6 million people in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. By enabling our supporters to turn their values into action, we transform lives. Together we support a South Asia that is better for all.  




About BT Group

BT Group is the UK’s leading provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications and related secure digital products, solutions and services. We also provide managed telecommunications, security and network and IT infrastructure services to customers across 180 countries.


BT Group consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer serves individuals and families in the UK; Enterprise and Global are our UK and international business-focused units respectively; Openreach is an independently governed, wholly owned subsidiary, which wholesales fixed access infrastructure services to its customers - over 650 communication providers across the UK.


British Telecommunications plc is a wholly owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.


For more information, visit www.bt.com/about


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