Schools, colleges mobilized to raise funds for quake-hit Turkish brothers and sisters


Following Monday’s deadly earthquake that caused thousands of deaths and several thousand injuries, in Turkiye and Syria, schools and colleges of Islamabad have launched a fund-raising campaign to help the Turkish people in this moment of crisis.

The amount will go to the “Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Earthquake Victims,” to generate funds for Turkiye, which was rocked by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

During a meeting chaired by Federal Minister of Education and Professional Training, Rana Tanveer Hussain, it was decided to immediately kick start the fundraising activity in 5 schools—Islamabad College for Girls, F-6/2; Islamabad College for Boys G-6/3; Islamabad Model College for Girls F-7/4; Islamabad Model College for Girls F 10/2 and Islamabad Model College for Boys F-8/4.

A donation box has been placed to collect donations for this purpose and the teachers and students both were engaged in awareness and motivational sessions for generously participate in the campaign.

The schools administration asked the students to contribute to the funds with as little as Rs10 adding, together they could make the difference in the lives of affected people.

In the next step, this campaign will expand to a greater number of schools, ultimately involving all educational institutions under FDE in this fundraising campaign.

Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Rana Tanveer Hussain reassured that the federal schools and educational institutions would participate in the campaign and leave no stone unturned in helping the earthquake victims. “This is one of the many initiatives that the ministry is undertaking to contribute toward the relief fund. Pakistan’s government has already started dispatching of assistance packages to the victims,” he said, adding the aid should not stop till the complete recovery of the earthquake-affected people.

Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Secretary IBCC said “We are making efforts for a nonstop relief flow of emergency aid to our brothers and sisters in the earthquake-affected areas of Turkiye and Syria. We have started a fundraising campaign in a few schools and we will continue expanding the magnitude of this campaign”. Dr. Ikram Malik, Director General FDE while visiting these schools appreciated the students and motivated them to take part in these activities.

He said together we will make a big difference.

Students have expressed their commitment and determination to lend a helping hand to the Government of Pakistan in helping earthquake affected people in Turkey and Syria, who lost their families, home and livelihoods in the earthquake.

This is the high time that we all rise up to help our brethren in need, in every possible way.