Foundation Holdings Combines Great Day Out for 120 Blue Collar Workers to T-10 Cricket League Match with Preventative Healthcare Workshops


Dubai-UAE: 15 December, 2017 – Foundation Holdings, a multifamily strategic, global investments firm headquartered in the UAE, offered a rare treat to 120 blue-collar workers from the Sonapur labor camp to watch some of their favorite cricket heroes live in action at the T-10 Cricket League match between Bengal Tigers and Punjab Legends through a CSR initiative.

The 120 workers were selected through a lucky draw held at a series of health prevention awareness workshops spread over two weeks., The workshops were attended by more than 500 participants.

Of the 120 workers who enjoyed watching the game and cricket stars, including Shahid Afridi, Virendra Sehwag, Eoin Morgan and Misbah-ul Haq in action, Ghanshyam Banjade, 22, from Nepal emerged the winner of a return air trip to his home country. Following the match, all the 120 lucky winners were given the opportunity to meet in person the Pakistan national cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed, who also leads the Bengal Tigers team.



Speaking on his stroke of luck, Banjade said: “Watching the game and then meeting Sarfraz is a dream come true but going home to be united for a few days with my family is even more precious, it’s a blessing. However, I would like to highlight the health drive hosted by Foundation Holdings, which I found to be very helpful and interesting. I will make sure that I take the advice given and attend other such events. It’s the first time I feel that someone actually cares.”

Foundation Holdings’ strategic direction is aligned with the vision and mission of the UAE’s leadership to ensure the good health, well-being, happiness and tolerance of all those who live, work and contribute to the progress of the country. Spearheading the ‘value healthcare’ platform, the company’s investments will target healthcare delivery at the base of the pyramid while driving both social impact and strong financial returns.

Abhishek Sharma, CEO of Foundation Holdings, said: “Foundation Holdings is all about family. We invest in healthcare and education with the aim of making a difference. I am extremely happy to see the results of our first corporate social responsibility event on our new impact platform. We are well aware that this segment of the working population has contributed, and continues to contribute, to the growth of businesses and to building the country we call home. It is indeed an honor to be able to do our bit to ensure their well-being, both physically and mentally, by relieving stress and anxiety through such events.”

The T-20 Cricket League match between Bengal Tigers and Punjab Legends was attended by select shareholders, advisors and project teams as a clear show of support for the vision and mission that Foundation Holdings has chosen to adopt.

Najla Al-Midfa, member of the Advisory Board at Foundation Holding, said: “I am excited to see the growth of responsible investing in sectors that deliver social value. Foundation Holdings is leading by example in sending out its message of healthcare awareness at the grassroots level. What is equally special is the company’s way of inspiring workers to attend its healthcare workshops with the promise of a fun day out at the matches!”

Muna Al Gurg, Member of the Advisory Group at Foundation Holdings, said: “It’s incredibly important to be committed to the health and wellbeing of the people who contribute towards building this country. At Foundation Holdings, the management’s compassionate approach towards this underserved segment is to be applauded. Asa meber of this advisory board I am proud to be associated withte company and I wish them all success in their journey.”

Neelesh Bhatnagar, shareholder and member of the Board at Foundation Holdings, said: “A game of cricket provides unadulterated joy to its followers and I congratulate the team at Foundation Holdings for translating a long-cherished dream of 120 lucky workers into reality. It was indeed delightful to watch them all having an incredible day out.”

Foundation Holdings is firmly committed to its mission of ensuring the well-being of the working population. As part of its priority to be the partner of choice in value healthcare for this segment and create a platform of change and impact, the company follows a culture of care, compassion and understanding towards all that visit its facilities.

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