GCT raises funds for schooling of over 35,500 children



Noteworthy people from different walks of life will attend an event in Karachi on March 3 to reaffirm their commitment towards the cause of education for all children in Pakistan. The event is being held under the aegis of the non-profit Green Crescent Trust (GCT) to raise funds for the schooling of over 30,500 children from deprived families in Sindh. Noted persons who are likely to attend the fundraiser include former Sindh Governor, Imran Ismail, President of Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Muhammad Tariq Yousuf, renowned industrialist, Sardar Yasin Malik, who is also patron-in-Chief of Green Crescent Trust and other hundreds of leading businessmen in Karachi.

GCT CEO, Zahid Saeed expressed his determination to raise Rs 500 million through a series of resources mobilization activities, also including, fundraisers in few major cities in Pakistan, like as forthcoming event in Karachi, pre-Ramadan and Ramadan based fundraising campaigns, inauguration ceremonies of their few new schools, annual school events and other events for the schooling of up to one year of over 30,500 children from destitute families. These children are enrolled in 160 charitable schools of the GCT in Sindh.

He recalled that recently concerned philanthropists and businessmen from Lahore at a fundraiser generously donated for the schooling of 3,500 children from underprivileged families in Sindh. Punjab Governor, Muhammad Balighur Rehman, chaired the fundraiser that was held in the memory of noted industrialist and philanthropist, Late SM Muneer. He said the support his non-profit had received from concerned businessmen in Lahore made him optimistic about enrolling hundreds of thousands of out-of-school children in Sindh under a joint effort by the government of Sindh, concerned charities and leading philanthropists. He said the GCT was well on track to increase the number of its charitable schools in Sindh to 250 with an enrollment of a total of 100,000 students from deprived areas till 2025.

He expressed his gratitude to the business community of Lahore for generously donating to the charitable drive of his non-profit in the education sector.