added: 23 Jun 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
will.i.am donates £500,000 to fund education, training and enterprise schemes with a focus on technology and computer skills development for young people in the U.K.
Musician and philanthropist will.i.am has teamed up with youth charity The Prince's Trust to help the UK's most disadvantaged young people get their lives on track, following a meeting with HRH The Prince of Wales, President of The Prince's Trust.
The Black Eyed Peas frontman is personally donating £500,000 to The Trust via his i.am angel Foundation to help young people build skills for work and enterprise, with a focus on technology.
After meeting youngsters on a Prince's Trust personal development course in East London last month, will.i.am visited HRH The Prince of Wales at his London home, Clarence House, to discuss how his i.am angel Foundation could support the work of The Prince's Trust.
will.i.am says: 'As a judge on 'The Voice', the people of the UK have welcomed me into their sitting rooms week after week and I feel very much at home here. Working with The Prince's Trust, I am joining the mission to help transform the lives of disadvantaged young people living in under-privileged neighbourhoods in the UK. My donation to The Trust will help these young people build skills that are vital in today's and tomorrow's job market including technology and computer knowledge.'
For more information visit www.princes-trust.org.uk.