Lahore, 2 November: “The special children also had an opportunity to expose their hidden talents and feel, amidst clapping and appreciation, a change they too deserved. Model Town Football Academy (MTFA) will give all out support to such children and three days per week, they will be provided free football training at the Academy, “ this is stated by MTFA President Mian Rizwan Ali who is also Match Commissioner of Pakistan Premier Football League 2010.
Steven Martin Crome, a teacher of Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) accompanying the deaf and dumb students of the Foundation, appreciated the steps of MTFA Chief and the fact that the special children had been offered a recreational facility despite all odds in society. “the problem of street children was a serious challenge for the civil society. He highlighted the need for civil society and the government to join hands to ensure provision of rights to children,” said 23 years old Australian-based Steven, son of Simon Appleton.
Our Foundation is based in Hunza Block, Allama iqbal Town, Main Boulevard, Lahore and it is a non-profit, educational organization established in Pakistan in 1984.”Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all members of the community, especially those who are disadvantaged. We invest in the lives of youth today to build the leaders of tomorrow by providing knowledge and character-forming education and guidance to help strengthen them, their families and their communities,: added Steven.
Rizwan appreciated the work of (FESF) during last 16 years ans said that :’A free dispensary which later on culminated into a full-fledged movement, FESF has gone through many ups and downs but it is well on the highway to accomplish the task. The heroic efforts of FESF will be written in golden sentences in the entire history of Pakistan. Despite being a non-profit and a non-political charitable institution, it is serving physically disabled and mentally handicapped children with courage. Since its initiation in 1984 hundreds of children have profited from education and training facilities here.
Rizwan also hailed three-fold contribution during FESF Annual Summer Camp which was a memorable time for the children and volunteers
1: To cultivate young leaders and to instil in them a sense of community responsibility, as well as an attitude of care and concern for those who are less privileged.
2: To provide fun recreational, educational and vocational activities for the orphan and deaf children to boost their confidence and increase their self-esteem.
3: To implement an Inclusive Education situation, as we integrated 70 deaf children with 175 hearing children in all the activities and courses organized during the camp.