Karachi: A CSR project of tree plantation was organized here at Schole International Academy today in collaboration with Special Olympics Pakistan and Global Green. The project involved the plantation of saplings at the school by the children of Special Olympics and later interacting with visiting celebrity Junii Zeyad, who sang for them, and gave them gifts. With the saplings donated by Global Green, the CSR activity by the newly-launched Schole Academy aimed to encourage the plantation of trees by all institutions, provide a healthy and fun activity for special children, and highlight the important role Global Green is playing in providing free saplings to any organization wishing to plant trees.
The event was well attended by members of media, socialites, and special children. The event kicked off with the special children enjoying themselves while playing in the massive and well-equipped playground of the school. The tree plantation followed where under the careful supervision of Waleed Ansari, founder and chief organizer, Global Green, Ronaq Lakhani, chairperson Special Olympics, and Abdullah Akhter, principal Schole International Academy, the children planted the saplings.
Speaking on the occasion Mr Akhter said “By joining hands with these two NGOs we wished to highlight the pertinence of a clean and green environment in this day and age. We aim to inculcate such practices in our students and create awareness about making our surroundings healthier and pollution free for everyone. It also resonates with the core values of our school: respect, tolerance and inclusion, with excellence.”
The tree plantation activity was followed by a fun-filled and enthralling performance by the versatile singer and actor Junii Zeyad, who sung a few numbers and captivated the audience with his soulful renditions. The performance was followed by sumptuous refreshments and memorable giveaways for those who attended.