Sital is a passionate and committed supporter of youth initiatives.
Over the years he has offered his time, energy and expertise to support charitable projects that seek to help young people.
From 2008-2011 Sital has been a mentor and trainer for non-profit organisations such as the East London Business Alliance (ELBA) whose innovative programmes help graduates from the high unemployment areas of London’s Tower Hamlets region to enter the job market.
Sital has worked alongside City institutions such as Credit Suisse, CitiBank and Morgan Stanley in equipping such individuals with the key skills and knowledge required to take the first steps into the corporate world and so become role models within their communities.
Room To Read
In September 2010, Sital set himself the challenge of raising £16,000 over the next year to sponsor the education of 10 girls in India for the next 10 years.
The challenge was to support the award winning charity Room To Read in their mission to improve literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world – and specifically Room To Read’s Girls Education Programme.
Over the 12 month challenge Sital organised a number of fund raising events – from a group sky diving event to taking on the 3 Peaks mountain climbing challenge over 24 hours.
By the end of 2011, he had broken the £16k target and raised more than £20,000, which will sponsor the education of 13 girls over next 10 years in India.
Sital continues to support Room To Read to help create greater awareness of a great work they do.
Forming Futures (Fundación Formación DeFuturos) is a charitable foundation based in Colombia which helps 16 – 20 year olds make the transition from state-funded foster homes to becoming successful, independent adults.
Their unique two-year programmes provide vital support which most teenagers would ordinarily receive from their parents: e.g. help with improving their communications and social skills, advice on making career decisions/finding work and generally learning to looking after themselves as they become young adults.
Equipping the teenagers with such life skills helps them become valuable and active members of society after leaving boarding schools at the age of 18, and avoid a life on the streets.
During a visit to Colombia in 2010, Sital spent time working with teenagers to help improve their English and also provide some hope and inspiration regarding their future career paths.