Self made multi-millionaire and philanthropist Mo Chaudry has been called upon by The Seeing Is Believing programme on behalf of HRH, The Prince of Wales to visit areas of Pakistan devastated by the recent floods and report on what can be done to help.
Mr Chaudry attended Wellington Grammar School in Shropshire during his teens alongside the now Royal representative John O’Brien. It was only a recent chance reunion after 35 years between the two former school friends that lead to the request for assistance.
The Prince’s “Seeing Is Believing” programme paves the way for informed long-term business engagement on the most pressing social and environmental issues and engages individuals from all walks of life to consider issues that His Royal Highness considers important.
Mr Chaudry, who moved from Pakistan to the UK at the age of 9, recently travelled back to his country of birth, alongside other influential delegates such as fellow entrepreneur James Caan. They investigated the problems faced by the survivors of the disaster and discovered the plans to provide those affected with a better future.
Mr Chaudry commented on his return, “The devastation I saw went far beyond that portrayed by the Media. Clearly there is no quick fix, but rather a planned series of steps are needed to secure a long term future for these people and I am humbled and privileged to be able to assist in those steps”
The experiences and findings of the trip were recorded by Emmy award winning cameraman Andrew Rowell from Junction15 Productions and are available for viewing at http://www.junction15.com
Mr Chaudry who already sponsors a school in the area, will shortly visit The Prince of Wales at Clarence House together with other delegates to present their findings and recommendations and discuss other aspects of the issues witnessed in Pakistan.