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Gatton School Donates to Muslim Aid for flood-affected Pakistan

July 18 2011

The  governors and students of Gatton School London today made a donation of  £10,147.57 to Muslim Aid for an educational project in Pakistan’s  flood-affected areas. The money was pledged by the School at Muslim Aid's  famous fundraising event, the Children's Night of Empowerment organised in  London in February this year.

Accepting  the donation on behalf of the organisation, the CEO of Muslim Aid, Syed Sharfuddin said: "I am delighted that  Gatton School has selected Muslim Aid to be its partner in delivering an  education project in Pakistan. What is most unique about this donation is that  it has been collected by the students of the school using their own initiative  and pocket money. Muslim Aid’s Field Office in Pakistan, which funds many  educational projects, will identify a primary school which can use these funds  to provide facilities to enhance the long-term educational needs of the school.  Muslim Aid will also endeavour to  link up the two schools to enable the students of both institutions to build  contacts and share information relating to their courses and other  extra-curricular activities."

Presenting  the donation, acting co-heads Ms Rifat Batool and Mr Hoosen Randeree said: "Our  students are keen to broaden their knowledge about other countries and peoples  in a globalised world. They are also sensitive to the needs of others  especially in times of crisis. We hope that this small donation will serve as  an example of how children in this country can give for children in other  countries who are less fortunate than them."

Syed  Tanzeem Wasti, Secretary Board of Trustees of Muslim Aid also addressed the  audience.

Notes  to Editors:

  • Muslim Aid is a  relief and development agency set up in the United Kingdom in 1985 to provide  humanitarian assistance to disaster affected countries and to help poor and  vulnerable communities overcome poverty. Over the last 25 years, Muslim Aid has  expanded its work to cover over 70 countries worldwide. Muslim Aid works  with all communities irrespective of faith, ethnic origin or political system.  Muslim Aid programmes include emergency relief; capacity building through  water, sanitation and health programmes; education and skills training;  micro-financing and income generation and orphan care. As well as giving  practical assistance, Muslim Aid tackles poverty by developing sustainable  solutions, advocating for a more just and sustainable future.
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