THE non-profit Daren Ganga Foundation has been recognised with an international award.
It was awarded the Generous Philanthropist Award at the 21st Century Icon Awards in Rosewood, London, on September 13.
Former West Indies cricket captain and chairman of the foundation Daren Ganga received the prestigious honour from Baroness Prashar.
The Daren Ganga Foundation helps young people in Trinidad and Tobago in fulfilling their potential by offering them scholarships and other support mechanisms.
Tarun Ghulati, founder, president and CEO of the awards, said,“Daren Ganga truly stands out for the tremendous work he and his foundation are doing to develop young persons.
“He is a cricket legend who has become a catalyst for positive change with his hands on approach and mentorship to not only scholars of the foundation and other academy participants, but to the wider population.
“We’re absolutely thrilled that the panel of judges selected such a worthy winner. Our heartiest congratulations to Daren.”
The global awards celebrate the success of the next generation by recognising dynamic entrepreneurs and successful individuals.
Around 300 business leaders, celebrities, socialites, film stars, sports champions, thought leaders and politicians all gathered to witness the awards ceremony.
Over 700 nominations were received which were narrowed down to 44 finalists.