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Student charity needs your support


Students of the Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI) are asking for your help to raise £3,000 in order to match a £25,000 pledge given by two Cambridge-based trusts

Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI)Cambridge Development Initiative is a charity aiming to implement four projects in Entrepreneurship, Health, Education and Engineering the slums of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The charity has been founded by two Cambridge University students – Kelvin Wong and Patrick Hoffman and is run by 12 students across the University and is one of the start-ups that came through the Accelerate Cambridge programme.

Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing and Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise at Cambridge Judge Business School, is advising the student society on their project in Tanzania and Shai Vyakarnam is on Advisory Board for the charity.

Kelvin Wong, Joint Chairman of CDI said:

Over the past year we have come to realise just how powerful the University and a business school like Cambridge Judge Business School are as a platform not just for researchers, but also students, to make a difference in the world. We believe this is true of many other universities around the world, and we would like to demonstrate this empirically through our work over the next five years. With our pledge and Gift Aid in place, your contribution would be more than doubled. This would be an incredible boost to our cause.

How you can contribute

Today (14 March) is the last day of the fundraising campaign and every penny donated will be put to good use. All contributions are much appreciated.