Weʼre raising £3,500 to fund the purchase of sport equipment and games so that the orphan children at KORT can relax and enjoy their leisure time more.
- Birmingham, UK
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I am scheduled to go to Germany with my school to do a bike ride for a week. However, I would like to use this opportunity to challenge myself by riding between 50 to 100 miles per day in aid of the orphans in KORT. I hope to raise at least £3,500 throughout the summer so I can help KORT buy additional sport equipment and games. Beside the bike ride challenge, I will also be doing other activities through the summer such as hill walking and other fund raising activities to reach my target. I will keep this page updated with my progress. I hope I can count on your kind donations to help me reach my target.
Back ground to KORT
Please see https://www.kort.org.uk
Saturday 8th October 2005 would have been a normal day in Kashmir had it not been for one of the most powerful earthquakes to hit the region. It was the holy month of Ramadan and everyday routines were temporarily put on hold for the annual fasts; shops opened their doors later than usual, as children studied and played while counting down the days to the beginning of Eid. It was the day that hundreds of villages and tens of thousands of lives were unexpectedly cut short.
Official figures from Pakistan show that 87,350 people lost their lives that weekend including 19,000 children crushed under school buildings that caved in on them while they sat in class. At least 38,000 people sustained injuries as they rested in their beds following the pre-dawn Ramadan breakfast, and almost 3.5 million people fled their homes to seek refuge from the aftershocks.
A group of friends from UK were amongst the international TV viewing audience who felt compelled to act. Thanks to the generosity of their families, friends and local communities, they raised over £100,000 in just five days to provide tents, blankets, food and medicine for the worst hit areas.
Whilst they were at the scenes of devastation, they came across a group of children heading down a mountain with fear and anxiety on their faces; they had filthy clothes, no footwear and were hungry for food.
The children were asked about their situation and they said they were orphans from the mountain villages who witnessed their families being killed and had their homes destroyed by the earthquake. They were told by surviving village elders to go to the main cities and seek help as there was no future for them in the villages anymore.
It was this experience that led Ch. Mohammed Akhtar and his friends to start KORT (Kashmir Orphan Relief Trust) to offer long term support for orphans
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Akhlaq and family
Jul 26, 2018
All the best Ameer.Inshallah.
Jul 25, 2018
Excellent cause and you saw the great work in KORT in April yourself! Inshallah you will reach your target. Keep up the great work . Proud of you.Jiya Jamila, uncle Hamid and Iri.
Aurangzeb zeb Saqib
Jul 23, 2018
May Allah reward you for your good work!
Jul 23, 2018
Proud of you Ameer.Very good cause. May Allah bless you with long life. Ameen Uncle Kash & Jiya Shakila
Jul 23, 2018
Jul 22, 2018
Well done young man for taking the initiative. May Allahsubhanatallah reward you & the other selfless workers & I pray that this inspires others to do something for those deprived of opportunities.
Jul 22, 2018
Keep it up inshallah your goal is not far , €100 to help you get there
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My name is Ameer Younis and I am 12 years old. Last Easter my father and I visited KORT in Kashmir (Pakistan) and was moved by the great work done by a British charity KORT. They had built a beautiful complex to take care of orphans who had no one to look after them.
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