Matchbox Competition Concluding Ceremony
MALC concluded the Matchbox Competition on April 24, 2018, with a small ceremony at its Head Office. Matchbox competition is a fund-raising activity where students play for a cause; the cause of serving marginalized communities. It was introduced by Dr. Zarina Fazelbhoy (one of the pioneers of MALC) and Ms. Safia Khatoon (a renowned educationist). MALC Resource Mobilization team has been continuing the trend since many years in different schools to re-live their legacy. This year, the Matchbox Competition was dedicated to Dr. Ruth Pfau to honour her services for humanity.
A total of 9 schools participated in the competition, namely ‘The City School PAF Chapter’, ‘St. Patrick’s High School’, ‘St. Paul’s English High School’, ‘St. Lawrence’s Boys School’, ‘The Mama Parsi Girls Secondary School’, ‘The Avicenna School’, ‘Karachi High School’, ‘Karachi Public School’ and ‘Karachi Grammar School’. St. Patrick’s High School was the highest contributor among the schools. Mr. Chaudhary Shayan Bin Hannan (St. Patrick’s High School) and Mr. Shaheer Zain Abedi (City School) contributed the highest amount among the students. The funds collected are utilized for the treatment of persons affected with Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and Eye ailments.
Matchbox competition is not just a fund-raising activity, it is more about creating health awareness and tells us about our responsibility as individuals. Students learn from an early age how they can bring positive changes in the society through their contributions. MALC appreciates the Principals and teachers for encouraging their students to actively participate in this activity. Towards the end of the ceremony, the students along with their school representatives visited Dr. Ruth Pfau’s Museum.