will.i.am was in New Zealand yesterday, and surprised everyone when he announced he was donating $100,000 to a network of low decile schools.
In Auckland for a corporate event, the Black Eyed Peas frontman donated the money to the Manaiakalani Trust to be spread across nine local schools that struggle for funding. He told press that he hopes the money will help young Maori children compete in the technological future.
“What’s coming is something that we haven’t seen in humanity – this technological revolution that is transforming society as a whole,” he said. “As the world advances, kids in inner cities are left behind and not even given the tools to compete in the future that we are walking into.”