London Tigers were delighted to launch the international arm of their work in Bangladesh in early September as part of the Conservative Party UK’s Social Action Programme, Project Maja 2011.
The 35 British Delegates went to Sylhet, Bangladesh where London Tigers established an under 16 Football Academy after a talent hunt trial of over 4,000 children across Sylhet division and opened the London Tigers Cricket Centres. Seeing the success of the Cricket Centre in Sylhet, London Tigers were sponsored by MACOMM to open another one in Mymensingh that same month.
The delegates also attended the opening ceremony of Nidonpur-Supatola Junior High School, a girl’s school supported by London Tigers with special guests Education Minister Noorul Islam Nahid MP, Acting British High Commissioner Nick Low.
Amongst the British Delegates were Anne Main MP, Nicky Morgan MP, Syed Kamal MEP, Andrew Stephenson MP (Vice Chair of Conservative Party), Eric Ollenrenshaw MP, Tobias Ellwood MP and Baroness Syeda Warsi, Co-Chairman of Conservative Party UK. Successful Bangladeshi businessmen Iqbal Ahmed OBE, Enam Ali MBE, Mukim Ahmed and Shelim Hussain were also donors to Project Maja attended.