Following their initial goal of helping 3,000 underprivileged children go from the slums to giving them a livelihood by providing them with a guaranteed education, Dutch dance music figure, Hardwell, and his United We Are Foundation has exceed its donation expectations, and has confirmed that over 20,000 children will benefit from the money generated by this large-scale charity concert.
By bringing funding and educational tools to the forefront of a social movement, Hardwell’s record-setting Mumbai show, which saw over 125,000 fans pre-register to secure a free place on Hardwell’s personal guest list, has begun to garner support from partners and fans alike from around the world.
In addition to raising €50,000 at Hardwell’s incredible sell-out Germany World Club Dome show, which saw Hardwell become the first DJ to sell-out an arena, solo, in the country, the United We Are Foundation has now seen a surge of support since Hardwell opened the official pledge system to allow fans a chance to donate to the cause.
The United We Are Foundation co-founders, Hardwell and Anna Knaup, in association with India’s United Welfare Trust founder, Shailendra Singh, hope that this charity event in support of children’s education will not only raise donations, but also much-needed visibility and awareness around the cause of youth education in India, including how vital education is to ensure that these individuals find dignified livelihood options as they go into adulthood. Without education, the 440 million Indian children growing up in poverty have little or no way of developing the skills or resilience to find employment in the formal sector, and generate a stable income, which, for a large majority of Indians, remains the only ticket out of extreme poverty.
All parties and contributing teams guarantee that all profits from the concert will be put back into the charity project with Magic Bus and used to create the maximum impact possible towards the education of children in India. Ernst & Young, one of the world’s “Big Four” accounting firms, will audit the event.
The UWAF pledge system will remain open until December 13th, we ask that you please show your support in this life-changing project at foundation.djhardwell.com/mumbai
The United We Are Foundation concert will be held at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai on December 13th and will be live-streamed in over 75 countries via the event’s official partner, Hotstar.