As a sequel to Gharaan Jo Melo by Heritage Foundation and Starlinks PR held in early March in which Tipu Sharif had participated, providing entertainment for the community to celebrate the self-reliance initiatives of the mendicant community living in the Makli village this weekend saw the actor and singer songwriter revisit the people of the village to contribute towards the uplift initiatives being undertaken by the Foundation.
Moved by the conditions in which this beggar community live in Makli village, Tipu Sharif accompanied by STARLINKS team members and a doctor from Thatta,courtesy Mother and Child Health Association, travelled to the village where he conducted a football workshop for the youngsters of the community. Although it started off as a simple rundown of rules and light game, the sheer enthusiasm and effort that the kids were putting in while learning and playing ledTipu to play a full-fledged 90-minute match, in spite of the heat.
The purpose of this workshop was to give the children an outlet of entertainment that is healthy and distracts them from boredom and beggary that comes from sitting idle. On this occasion Tipu Sharif also did a small demonstration of proper hand-washing techniques courtesy Heritage Foundation, which provided organic hand-wash,and spoke on points to take care off during and after playing football.
Tipu’s efforts to provide knowledge about health and hygiene by roping in thelady doctor from Thatta who talked to the village women about precautions to be taken during the heat-wave and basic hygiene practices, was appreciated by all.Also present was a group of students from St Joseph’s School. Overall it was a day filled with learning and lot of fun. Tipu also gifted footballs to the village children so that they could continue practicing their skills at the sport.
This trip was made possible thanks to Heritage Foundation, and STARLINKS PR and Events’ CSR initiatives, and highlights the charitable spirit of the great actor.