When students are able to look beyond their own privileged lifestyles in order to alleviate the sufferings of others is where the role of education becomes most apparent. And this is exactly what the student-led organization, Hamdard Haath, has done.
Hamdard Haath is a charity organization which began as a small initiative led by students of Bay View College, to distribute ration packets to 16 staff members in their school and then went on to develop into an Iftar drive for the underprivileged echelons of society.
The students have now expanded their efforts to include ventures and causes in the education sector. They have joined hands with PVA-Ujala Centre to raise funds for the brilliant students at Ujala, by holding a charity football match, called the Ujala Champions Trophy. Ujala Centre School for Special Children is a rehabilitative school established by an NGO – Parents Voice Association.
The football match will be held on Friday, 10th August, 2018 at Rahat Stadium between 7:00 and 10:30 pm. Teams from four renowned A-Level schools in Karachi – Karachi Grammar School (KGS), The Lyceum School, Nixor College and Cedar College will participate in the match. Here is a brief football history of each school:
Karachi Grammar School (KGS)
The football team from KGS has won the Karachi United Schools Championship (KUSC) 6 times and their roster for the Ujala Champions Trophy includes Emad Siddiqui, Azam Khan, Hamed Shah, Saif Ali, Hasnain Admani, Raiyan Abbasi and Daniel Rasool.
The Lyceum School
Lyceum’s football team has won the KUSC two times and the Lums Sports Fest (LSF) once. The Lyceum Roster for the Ujala Champions Trophy includes Taha Zahid Khan, Saleh Ali, Rahul Vansh, Zaeem-ul-Huda, Shahmir Rizvi, Daniyal Ashraf Khan and Mikail Sayeed.
Over the years, the consistency and hard work of Nixor’s football team has enabled them to bag numerous trophies including 2 Zamzama United School Championships (ZUSC), 2 Pakistan Schools Sports Olympics (PSSO), 1 German Consulate Cup, 2 KAS Trophies, 1 LSF and 4 KUSCs (current champions as well). The Nixor Roster for the Ujala Champions Trophy includes Hamza Younus, Saad Masood (GK), Mustafa Moosa, Usman Tahir, Ismail Khalid, Areeb Nadeem and Huzaifa Masood.
In just three years, Cedar’s football team has made a good name for itself and bagged 2 trophies (German Consulate Cup and NJV tournament) as well as securing third place in the KUSC this year. Their roster for the upcoming match includes Nahiel Ahmed, Bilal Kamran (GK), Azlan Tariq, Yousuf Ahmed, Shahzain Raza, Muhib Ali, and Rafay Qandhari.
The match will be played between one team comprising of KGS and Nixor students and another including Lyceum and Cedar students. The winning team will take home the Ujala Champions Trophy.
The ticket for the match is priced at Rs.300, the
will be utilized for the education of students studying at the PVA-Ujala Centre. Tickets are available at Subway (Kh-e-Bukhari/Shujaat intersection), Zamzama United Football Club (ZUFC), The Random Bar, Lush Crush (Kh-e-Bukhari) and Ujala Centre.
Sponsors for the event include Trajital, Times Consultant, New York Pizza and Diner’s while the sports partner is ZUFC. Samaa FM will provide exclusive radio coverage for the event and H Now and Trajital are the official media partners.
The football match will have food stalls with Wingitt, 8teas, Lush Crush, Subway, The Random Bar and New York Pizza serving as the food partners.
So, what are you waiting for? Enjoy some thrilling football and do YOUR bit to further the cause of education in Pakistan on the 10th of August, 2018!