03 Dec Mobile library moves to Makli area from Marriott Road
Makli (Cliff News)The launch of a mobile library took place on 9th June, 2019 in Makliat Goth Sarki, courtesy Rotary Club Karachi New Central with the collaboration of Heritage Foundation, Pakistan. The multi-pronged launch ceremony also featured the distribution of Eid gifts by RCK New Central to 200 children from the villages, and an enlightening visit by Rotarians and other guests to the zero carbon footprint initiatives launched by Heritage Foundation in the area. The day started early with all registered delegates gathering at Heritage Foundation and leaving together in a coaster for Sarki Goth. Refreshments made by the Makli commune, that was once a beggar community, prior to being taught income-generating skills by Heritage Foundation were served on arrival at the colourfully decorated ZC3 venue. Host of the day, Amna Qureshi of StarLinks PR and Events welcomed the guests and invited Rotarian Anadil Khan to the stage to recite a verse from the Holy Quran. National anthem followed in which everyone participated with enthusiasm.
Next Charter President RCK New Central and director Heritage Foundation Shanaz Ramzi was invited to welcome all the guests to the event and give a brief background of her club’s activities and projects. She mentioned, “I am sure our club has made history as since its inception on April 12th we have done one project every week, beginning with the cleaning of heritage sits on Marriott Road and street festivals held there every Sunday for one month, mobile library set up at Marriott Road, to distribution of rations in Ramazan and culminating in the Eid gifts distribution and mobile library launch at Makli. This is just the beginning of a tremendous movement in the making.” CEO/Founder Heritage Foundation, Yasmeen Lari, then spoke about the Makli commune and the various projects undertaken for the six villages there. Yasmeen Lari and Shanaz Ramzi launched the mobile library with books for little children which will be plying between six villages of Makli including Goth Sarki where the Parho Pakistan project is already underway at ZC3, manned by Heritage Foundation. Giveaways collected by Rotarians were then distributed to children of Makli, followed by lunch. This was definitely a unique experience for the children of the areas well as for the visitors, who were also given a tour of the eco-friendly chulas and housing units and washrooms created by Heritage Foundation. Guests could be seen mingling with the villagers and purchasing the unique artifacts and jewellery created by the women of the area.