2,000 orphaned children from deprived families have lesiure day at Karachi’s elite recreational resort. Around 2,000 orphaned students belonging to underserved families spent a fun-filled day at a renowned amusement park in Karachi along with the concerned donors who are firm supporters of the drive to enrol out-of-school children in Sindh.
The orphaned students are enrolled in the charitable schools of the non-profit Green Crescent Trust (GCT) built in the disadvantaged parts of Sindh. GCT organizes the day-long Fun Gala under its Orphan Support Programme annually. Several patrons and donors of the GCT attended the event along with their families.
Speaking as the chief guest, noted industrialist and GCT Patron-in-Chief, Mr. Sardar Yasin Malik, urged the parentless children to stay fully focused on their studies and work diligently to excel in their future practical life.
Mr. Malik said that he belonged to a very humble background as during childhood he used to study beneath the glow of a streetlight. Mr. Malik told the audience that owing to his sheer dedication and commitment to studies, he excelled in his later life and attained the coveted status of being the highest taxpaying businessman in Pakistan.
He reiterated his resolve to fully support the charitable campaigns to educate children from impoverished families to help them come out of the vicious circle of poverty and financial crunch. He urged the concerned philanthropists and donors to step up their support to the committed charities and NGOs like the GCT, which had been working hard to build quality schooling facilities in the marginalized regions of Sindh.
Also addressing the gathering, GCT CEO, Mr. Zahid Saeed, said the Fun Gala was a regular feature of the special assistance drive of the non-profit that is conducted throughout the year to benefit orphans and their families.
He expressed sincere gratitude to the donors and well-wishers of the GCT enabling it to build 166 charitable schools in deprived and remote parts of Sindh having an enrollment of 32,000 students.
Mr. Saeed urged other bonafide non-profit organizations in the education sector to pool their resources and collaborate to overcome the challenge of out-of-school children in Sindh. He extended thanks to the federal government for the recent conferment of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz upon him to recognise and honour his services to build schools in the underserved parts of Sindh.
Mr. Saeed also thanked celebrities including Shahid Afridi and Anwar Maqsood for endorsing GCT’s campaign to build educational facilities for children in need.
He announced upcoming fundraisers in major cities to garner philanthropic support from business communities for enrolling out-of-school children.
GCT’s Trustees and management committee members Mr. Saad Zia, Mr. Faizan Jawed, Mr. Jawed Iqbal, Mr. Shabbir Latif and Mr. Habib Navaid were among the honoured guests in the occasion.
Special commendation certificates were presented to the teachers of the GCT’s schools who work as volunteers in the Orphan Support Programme throughout the year. GCT plans to replicate similar Fun Gala events in Hyderabad and Sukkur to bring joy to more orphaned students in its schools.