Thirteen-Year-Old Organizes Funraiser

A13-year-old boy Waahid whose parents are of Pakistan origin has organized a Basketball Hoop-a-thon to raise funds to help break the cycle of illegal child labor in India's carpet industry.
According to the boy’s father, ”My family is from Pakistan but we feel this is a worthwhile cause and we hope you will support Waahid and the event and cause.”
The event is being organized in collaboration with , a tax-exempt charity created by families of 9/11 victims.
Highlights of the forthcoming event enlisted in a flyer are as follows:
Hoop-A-Thon Fun-Raiser to help child laborers
Sunday April 30, 2006. 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Oak Park High School Gym
899 Kanan Road, Oak Park, CA 91377
Live Band – “Jazz, Rock, Fusion & Heart & Soul” Courtesy of SEGUE!
To make a donation or to register free for the event, visit
“You can help break the cycle of illegal child labor and assure that these children receive a safe childhood and education. Approximately 150,000 children are forced to work in the Indian carpet industry—the vast majority in the Uttar Pradesh region. By offering educational opportunities, vocational training, and a network of support to former carpet slaves, RUGMARK is restoring childhood to a generation of young Indian boys and girls and providing their best chance at a bright future.
“This event is supported by Founded by 9/11 families & others who have lost loved ones to terrorist acts, Our Voices Together is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that uses our collective voices and resources to support and encourage worthwhile international projects, foster goodwill and promote understanding.
“The work of ordinary individuals can make an extraordinary impact in the world.”
Sakkar Azizuddin
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Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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