Melbourne, 6 October 2017 – More than 80 ICT professionals attended Pyrios’ ‘Grand Lunch at the Grand Hyatt’, Melbourne, last Thursday to support global charity Plan International’s push for digital birth certification in developing countries.

Tane Hookham, Donor Contact Manager, Plan International Australia, outlined the charity’s Count Every Child Initiative involving governments, UN agencies, and the private sector in a technology programme to improve birth registration services for the more 230 million children worldwide without a birth certificate.

With the AFL Grand Final looming large on the weekend horizon, attendees also heard from AFL Women’s League player, Alicia Eva, recently drafted to the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

And from the sporting fringes, writer and sports commentator Mick Collis raised a laugh with a tale about his vice-captaincy of Australia’s first Sudoku Team, which competed in the International Sudoku Championships (2008), in India.

The Pyrios Grand Lunch raised $31,000 for Plan International.

Visit Plan’s website to learn more about Count Every Child or to make a donation.

Visit Pyrios Grand Lunch for more detail of the day.