Sports legends’ memorabilia will be auctioned to raise funds for school education

On February 23, 2024, memorabilia belonging to Pakistani sports legends will be auctioned at a hotel event to raise funds for the education of children from underprivileged families in Sindh.

This charitable initiative is a collaboration between two non-profit organizations, the Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) and the Green Crescent Trust (GCT), both dedicated to promoting education. For the past five years, these organizations have partnered to enroll out-of-school children in Sindh, operating seven charitable schools in remote and underprivileged areas of Karachi, with an enrollment of over 2,433 children.

SAF manages a total of 15 charitable schools across Pakistan, accommodating 5,000 students, while GCT, established 29 years ago, has built a network of over 166 charitable schools in underprivileged and rural parts of Sindh, serving over 31,799 children from impoverished families.

At the auction, memorabilia from renowned Pakistani athletes such as Shahid Afridi, Jahangir Khan, Javed Miandad, Jansher Khan, Samiullah, Kalimullah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Babar Azam, and other prominent sports figures will be auctioned. Prominent businessmen and industrialists of Karachi are expected to attend the event, along with SAF Chairman Shahid Afridi and squash legend Jahangir Khan, who will show their support for providing quality education to underprivileged children.

The event will also feature humorous poetry performances by poets AH Khanzada and Hakeem Nasif to entertain the audience. SAF Chairman Afridi expressed his organization’s desire to receive full support from Karachi’s business community to accelerate efforts in educating children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

GCT Chief Executive Officer Zahid Saeed reaffirmed his organization’s commitment to collaborating with NGOs, government agencies, and philanthropists to address the issue of out-of-school children in Sindh promptly.

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