The philanthropic undertaking of Dutch music pioneer Hardwell’s United We Are Foundation achieved a staggering goal last year as the charity organisation, in partnership with the GuestList4Good social enterprise and its founder Shailendra Singh, set a target to bring an educational programme to more than 100,000 young children from the slums of Mumbai. Following a hugely successful aid concert with the ‘World’s Biggest Guestlist’ festival’, Hardwell and the United We Are Foundation are releasing the official aftermovie to coincide with the announcement that the UWAF founder and charity organisation are making exclusive merchandise available for sale, with all proceeds going towards the charity.
The delivery of this was made possible with the help of the Foundations friends at messaging and payments company CM.com & The Bot Platform, who are enabling fans and supporters of the charity’s ambitions to make their charitable purchase via the exclusive United We Are Messenger bot. This unique opportunity to purchase official memorabilia of the ‘World’s Biggest Guestlist’ festival’, and contribute towards the work of the organisation for the good of many young children in the city of Mumbai, is opening up another gateway to bring about a social change. Working with the Mumbai based non-profit organisation Magic Bus, the partnering teams of the Guestlist4Good, Anna Agency (the company’s CEO Anna Knaup) and United We Are Foundation have been combining alliances over a two-year period in a bid to improve the very real, and ongoing problem of lack of education for underprivileged children growing up in the slums of Mumbai. Through the work that the Magic Bus team undertake, children and many youths living in poverty are given a complete secondary education, enabling them to develop the skills required to transition successfully into the world of work. Their goal is to facilitate the journey from childhood to livelihood enabling these young people to break out of the poverty cycle. At present, the Magic Bus are working with 400,000 children across 22 states in India.
Hosted on Sunday 3rd December 2017, global electronic pioneer and philanthropic figure Hardwell returned to Mumbai to once again partner with India’s Guestlist4Good Social Enterprise and Mumbai based non-profit organisation Magic Bus for the ‘World’s Biggest Guestlist’ festival’ in association with his United We Are Foundation. Two years on from his previous visit in India, where Hardwell and partners provided education for over 18,000 young underprivileged children living in India. The 2017 aid event succeeded in drawing a capacity crowd of close to 75,000 people at the D.Y. Patil Stadium and through the success of the event secured enough donations by fans and sponsors alike to bring a brighter future through education to more than 100,000 young children.
In a bid to push the scale of the event, Hardwell invited friends to join him as part of the very special day. Completing the line-up on the day was fellow Dutch superstars and renowned DJ duo W&W (currently ranked #14 in the Top 100 DJ Poll). Also on the line were Revealed Recordings regulars Kill the Buzz and Suyano who provided additional DJ support on the day. Another name was local DJ hero and emerging star Shaan.
Speaking about the success of the 2017 edition of the ‘World’s Biggest Guest List’ event Hardwell said: “Thanks to the incredible love and support of the fans we managed to achieve something truly historic with our launch event back in 2015. To go back and set the bar even higher and secure enough funding to educate 100,000 children is something very special”.
Anna Agency CEO Anna Knaup added: “To make such a social impact on helping to change the lives of so many young children is what makes all of this worth it.”
Inceptor of Guestlist4Good, Shailendra Singh commented by saying: “With the love and support from the fans, we were able to enrol 100,000 underprivileged children in Magic Bus programme and put them on a path out of poverty.”