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.
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