http://www.kidsafe.ca – Shafin Diamond Tejani is an entrepreneur who founded his first internet start-up from his university dorm room at the age of 19. Since then, he has launched over forty start-ups in twenty-one countries, generating more than $100 million in revenues. His most recent success is Victory Square Labs, which provides funding, mentorship and sources to startups in the web, mobile, gaming, and film spaces. Since its inception, Shafin and his team at Victory Square Labs have helped raise over $75 million for school programs and community organizations, and awarded over $250,000 in scholarships.
Shafin is a member of Social Venture Partners Vancouver, a network of philanthropists who donate time, expertise, and funding to non-profits. In December 2014, Shafin was awarded the 2014 BC Angel Investor of the Year award by Angel Forum for his inspiring contributions. In 2015, Shafin was the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award for Business Leader in the region of British Columbia and the North. He kindly dedicated his award to KidSafe.
Now in 2017, Shafin has generously pledged the largest matching gift in KidSafe’s history. From March 15 – April 28, Shafin will generously match all donations made to KidSafe, up to $50,000.
We asked Shafin to share why he supports KidSafe:
Question: What inspires you to give to charities and community organizations?
When my family was forced to leave our home in Uganda after a military coup that took place in East Africa in the late 1970’s, they sought refuge 12,600 km away and immigrated to Canada. Our family was very fortunate when the late Pierre Elliott Trudeau granted refugee status to my community.
Read at the source: “Why I Support KidSafe”- Shafin Diamond Tejani – KidSafe
The KidSafe Project Society is a registered Canadian charity based in Vancouver, British Columbia. We were founded in 1993 by a group of concerned citizens, The Vancouver Sun newspaper and public school teachers in response to a local tragedy that saw a young child assaulted and abandoned when left home alone during school break. KidSafe was formed when the community galvanized into action and united with the mission of providing nurturing safe havens for vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed.
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