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Involving Children in Advocacy

Involving Children in Advocacy

In December 2012, I wanted to involve my children in doing the work of Life, Blood & Compassion with me. They were very small at that time, just 9, 7 and the third was a few months old. I was a stay at home mother at that time who had to look after my children. At all times, I tried to keep my family on the path to help others, in whichever small way that we could.

The following news item was first published here.

Children Forum

The News, 3rd December, 2012.

LAHORE
Young Leaders’ Club, the first international forum run by children for children in Pakistan, was launched on Sunday. Children took part in art activities and later Amal Farooq Malik, the 9-year-old founder, showed the website and told them about the ‘Children’s Voice’ blog on the website where children’s articles, stories and art work about Pakistan and its social issues will be posted for the world to see. The project aims to raise funds for sick children who suffer from blood disorders such as thalassemia and for those who require bone marrow transplant, for the education of poor and underprivileged children. Ammara Farooq Malik said they had the vision that the voice of sick or poor underprivileged children in Pakistan was spread out to the world.