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Britain’s Prince Charles will announce on Tuesday that U.S. pop singer Katy Perry will become an ambassador for the British Asian Trust to help its fight against child-trafficking, the charity said.
Perry, 35, who is already a goodwill ambassador for United Nations children’s organization UNICEF, met the British heir-to-throne at a meeting of the Trust’s supporters and advisers in Mumbai last November while he was on a visit to India.
“I was impressed by their strong plan – from on-ground initiatives to fundraising – that will aim to cut child trafficking in half,” Katy Perry said in a statement.
Katy Perry against Child-Trafficking
“That is why I am especially honoured to be named an ambassador for the British Asian Trust’s Children’s Protection Fund and to help shine my light on the work that the British Asian Trust will be doing in South Asia, and to be a part of finding solutions to child-trafficking.”
The Trust’s annual royal dinner at London’s Banqueting House, which will focus on anti-trafficking measures and plans to combat child labour, will announce Perry’s appointment. British ministers and philanthropists will also attend the event.
The Fight against Poverty, Inequality and Injustice
The charity, founded by Prince Charles and British Asian business leaders in 2007 to fight poverty, inequality and injustice in South Asia, said that app. 5.8 million children are working in forced labour in India, with many having to work 15 hours a day.
Text | Image Reuters / Thailand Event Guide