SEPLAA Young Leaders’ Club Website launched
LAHORE – The SEPLAA Foundation has launched its first children’s project the SEPLAA Young Leaders’ Club in Pakistan, which is the first international forum being run by children for children. The official website www.seplaayoungleadersclub.org was also launched alongside the main project. During the ceremony, children took part in art activities and were later introduced to the club by the SEPLAA YLC founder, Amal Farooq Malik. Later they were shown the website and were told about the ‘Children’s Voice’ Blog on the website where the children’s articles, stories and art work about Pakistan and its social issues would be posted for the world to see. The SEPLAA Foundation was founded by Ammara Farooq Malik in 2009 to pay tribute to the determined and positive spirit of her daughter Amal who had been packed cells dependent and required blood transfusions since birth. Her sister Dina was the donor who helped save her sister’s life when Amal needed two dangerous bone marrow transplants in Italy when Amal was just 4 years old and again when Amal was 5 years old.
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.