Memorabilia of sports legends to be auctioned to generate funds for school education

Our Correspondent
Monday, Feb 12, 2024

Memorabilia of Pakistani sports legends will be auctioned at an event on February 23, 2024, to generate funds for educating children belonging to underprivileged families of Sindh.

The auction will be organised at a hotel as part of a joint charitable drive of two non-profit organisations — Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) and Green Crescent Trust (GCT) — striving for spreading education.

The two organisations had joined hands five years ago to enrol out-of-school children in Sindh. Together, the SAF and GCT have been jointly running seven charitable schools in remote and underprivileged parts of Karachi having an enrolment of over 2,433 children from destitute families.

The SAF has been operating a total of 15 charitable schools across the country with an enrolment of 5,000 students. Meanwhile, the GCT since its establishment 29 years back has built a network of over 166 charitable schools in underprivileged and rural parts of Sindh having an enrolment of over 31,799 children from impoverished families.

The memorabilia of eminent Pakistani sportsmensuch as Shahid Afridi, Jahangir Khan, Javed Miandad, Jansher Khan, Samiullah, Kalimullah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Babar Azam and other prominent athletes would be auctioned at the event in the presence of prominent businessmen and industrialists of Karachi. SAF Chairman Shahid Afridi and squash legend Jahangir Khan would also attend the event to support the drive to provide quality education to children from underprivileged areas.

A special feature of the event would be humorous poetry that would be rendered by poets AH Khanzada and Hakeem Nasif to entertain the audience. The SAF chairman said his non-profit was keen on getting the fullest support from Karachi’s business fraternity to accelerate the drive to educate children from deprived families.

GCT Chief Executive Officer Zahid Saeed said his non-profit had the resolve to work together with committed non-governmental organisations, government agencies and concerned philanthropists to resolve the issue of out-of-school children in Sindh in the shortest possible time.