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Weʼre raising £2,000 to help fund the education of poor children in Karachi, Pakistan by running a half marathon.

Karachi, Pakistan

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The number of out-of-school children in Pakistan is the second highest in the world (as many as 44% of children between the ages of five and 16 in Pakistan receive no education). Mawa Trust School, a charity set up by my grandfather, Amir Ahmad, is doing everything it can to combat this. The school in Karachi, set up in 2014, aims to give children from the age of 3 an education they would otherwise not be able to have. I am asking for your donations to this school, which is expanding from 270 children to 320 children in March this year.

The school relies on donations, as it charges no fee to the children. Without the money, the teachers and staff cannot be paid and the children's education cannot be funded, as the cost of rent for the building and electricity cannot be covered. For the children, without education, there is very little hope for them.

My grandfather has put all his savings into this and after visiting last year, I have seen the joy education gives to the children; it genuinely gives them hope.

On March 4th 2018 I ran the 'Big Half Marathon' in aid of Mawa Trust, completing it in 1 hour 38 minutes and 51 seconds(!!!), after I had challenged myself to run it within 1 hour 50 minutes. Every penny possible of every donation will go to Mawa Trust School, funding the education of a child in a considerably less fortunate economic situation than us.

Thank you so much for your donations- anything helps.

Below are links to the school’s facebook pages and pictures of my trip to the school in April 2017, which highlights some of the brilliant work that has already been done with the donations, but also the conditions the employees and children work in.

Mawa Trust Facebook page

Mawa Education Trust Facebook page

Head Office number: + 92 21 334186025

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  • Raef Jackson9 months ago
    Raef Jackson

    Raef Jackson

    9 months ago

    I did it! Half marathon (13.1 miles) completed earlier today in a time of 1 hour 38 minutes and 51 seconds!!!! Thank you so much to everyone who’s donated so far I could never have expected this much support for Mawa Trust. You can still donate here :))

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  • Raef Jackson10 months ago
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    Raef Jackson

    10 months ago

    We've passed the target of £1000 so I've had to raise it! Thank you so much everyone

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  • Henry  Grainger

    Henry Grainger

    Mar 28, 2018

    Enjoy the run!


  • Asmi


    Mar 26, 2018

    Well done son!


  • Anonymous


    Mar 21, 2018

    Going towards an amazing cause. Good luck with everything ;)


  • John Crompton

    John Crompton

    Mar 21, 2018

    Well done! And for a super cause!


  • Maria Nartey

    Maria Nartey

    Mar 14, 2018

    Well done Raef.From David


  • Emma Josling

    Emma Josling

    Mar 13, 2018

    Well done Raef! Lots of love Emma and Jim


  • Asha


    Mar 12, 2018

    Sorry it’s late ..!! Xx


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Raef Jackson

Raef Jackson

Karachi, Pakistan

I am an 18 year old schoolboy in London who loves sport. I plan to go to university next year to study Geography with Economics.

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