Dr Kakenya Ntaiya to visit Australia for International Women's Day, 2017

The LBW Trust, with the support of Qantas and Accor hotels, is bringing educational visionary and international women's rights advocate Dr Kakenya Ntaiya to Australia for International Women's Week 2017. Dr Ntaiya is an amazing Kenyan Maasai woman who defied the odds, broke all the rules, and gained an education, a PhD and is now building an international foundation to educate girls and women in Kenya. "I’m helping girls who cannot speak for themselves. Why should they go through the hardships I endured? They’ll be stepping on my shoulders to move up the ladder—they’re not going to start on the bottom." As a Maasai village girl, Kakenya was engaged to be married when she was 5 and would have

Save the date for the Annual LBW Trust Dinner 11th March 2017 with special guest Wasim Akram

The LBW Trust is thrilled that Wasim Akram has agreed to be the chief guest at the annual fund-raising dinner at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 11, 2017. Wasim is considered by many pundits to be the greatest left-arm fast bowler of all time. Mentored by Imran Khan, Wasim mastered ever aspect of fast seam and swing bowling. For those with a love of statistics Wasim captured 414 wickets at 23.6 in 104 Test matches and a phenomenal 502 wickets at 23.52 in limited-over international matches. He captained Pakistan in 25 Tests. A charismatic soul and gifted public speaker Wasim will be accompanied by his Australian wife Shaniera who heads the Akram Foundation. He will be in conversation with

LBW Trust Director Ron Holmes visits the Foundation of Goodness, Sri Lanka

LBW Trust Board member Ron Holmes recently completed a trip to Sri Lanka and visited The Foundation of Goodness which has received ongoing support from the Trust. “Having taken the Qantas Cricketers on a tour of Sri Lanka in 1980, I thought I should check out this tropical island in the Indian Ocean, following the Australian touring cricketers during our winter months. One of the highlights of my trip was the visit to The Foundation of Goodness, one of the NGOs supported by The LBW Trust, in Seenigawa, a coastal village north of Galle and south of Colombo. I had the pleasure of meeting its founder; a most remarkable man, Kushil Gunasekara, best described as a visionary philanthropist. Kushil

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