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KARACHI: Special children entertained

May 07, 2002

KARACHI, May 6: Over 100 handicapped children were entertained with music and food at a local five-star hotel Monday afternoon.

About 40 children had come from Ida Rieu School and College for the Deaf and Blind, 30 children from Aura Centre for Cerebral Palsy, while 30 children were brought from Darul Sukoon.

Renowned artist and social worker Jimmy Engineer had organized the programme under his Food and Fun for Special Children project through which he had been entertaining the handicapped children for over a year now.

Speaking on the occasion, he said under the project he had been trying to line up around 25 to 30 elite city hotels and restaurants who could accommodate around 100 handicapped children at least once a month.

In this way, he said, between 2,500 and 3,000 special children could enjoy a few hours of entertainment in an environment that they otherwise might not have access to.

Jean-Yves Barre of the Avari Towers on the occasion said that when his organization came to know of Jimmy’s programme, it approached the social worker and asked if it could and join it. He said that he was happy that his organization had been able to join hands for the noble cause.

Sister Ruth of Darul Sukoon and Aban Jamall of Aura Centre for Cerebral Palsy gave brief resumes of their organizations. Fawzia Siddiqui of Sada Welfare Foundation distributed gifts among the children.