Will.i.am donates 500,000 pounds to charity
Rapper Will.i.am has donated 500,000pounds to an organisation set up by Prince Charles which aims at funding science lessons for children.Updated: Mar 12, 2013 20:10 IST
Rapper Will.i.am has donated 500,000pounds to an organisation set up by Prince Charles which aims at funding science lessons for children.
The Black Eyed Peas star urged the officials at the Prince's Trust to use the cash to help boost science education projects. The singer handed his fee from judging duties on The Voice TV show, reported Daily Star.
"I wanted to donate this money so if there is a kid somewhere in the ghetto or undeserving community in London, people just like me, instead of telling he or she to play sports, let's encourage them to do science or mathematics. I have no doubt that a kid from Brixton or East London can create something that changes the world with the Prince's Trust," he said.
Martina Milburn, chief executive of the Prince's Trust, added, "It took my meeting with will.i.am to understand that we as a charity weren't doing enough to help our young people in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects and this huge revolution in technology."
First Published: Mar 12, 2013 20:04 IST