I AM KARACHI DAY

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PRESS RELEASE

CELEBRATING AND OWNING THE CITY

 30 Reasons Karachi is Creative

A series of 30 activities will be conducted across the city by I AM KARACHI’s partner organizations from the 17th to the 25th of March, 2016, finally culminating in the annual I AM KARACHI DAY festival – a unique celebration of Karachi and the efforts of its civil society – to be held at the Frere Hall on the 26th of March.

In the lead up to the second Annual I AM KARACHI DAY in a unique celebration of the power of citizenship, thousands of residents from across Karachi including people from, Lyari, Nazimabad, Saddar, Sultanabad, Orangi, Gadap Town, Machar Colony and Sea View will participate in I AM KARACHI’S week long drive to boost social innovation and a participatory approach to urban development.

The drive includes the participation of volunteer groups who will lead activities which include live street theater performances, sports tournaments, peace building sessions, diversity seminars and the popular wall paintings that have already given Karachi a face lift.

During the week students, business leaders, photographers and teachers will meet residents of various neighborhoods in order to gain a better understanding of their needs and concerns – epitomizing I AM KARACHI’s ethos that dialogue is essential in order to develop a unified civic identity.

President of I AM KARACHI, Mr. Jameel Yusuf S.St. said that there has been an immense support from various civil society groups for this case, “It is the generosity and goodwill of the people that comprises the true spirit of the city. Karachi is one of the most philanthropic cities of the country for that reason and with the I AM KARACHI day, we are tapping into that positivity and to be able to mobilize together as concerned, compassionate and caring citizens.”

I AM KARACHI DAY is a celebration of the city and part of a larger city-wide movement that aims to inculcate hope, pride and ownership in the citizens of Karachi by reclaiming public spaces through sports, arts, culture and dialogues. In an unprecedented display of support and in recognition of the importance of civil society in making Karachi great again, The Commissioner, Karachi Division, last year declared I AM KARACHI DAY as an official day to be celebrated annually.

 The final celebrations will be held with a grand award ceremony for Karachi’s local heroes on March 26th 2016.

I AM KARACHI CONTACT DETAILS

Address: 12th Floor,
Centrepoint,
Off Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway,
Adjacent KPT Interchange,

Email Address: [email protected]

Website:www.iamkarachi.org

PR & Media Agency: Mindmap Communications

For information or queries contact
[email protected]
0333-2344576

Annexure 1: Timeline of I AM KARACHI voluntary activities

 

Organization NameActivityDate of ActivityLocation
PACCDiversity Seminars17th March 2016PACC, Saddar
Chanan Development AssociationResponsible citizens workshops18th – 25th March 2016Across Karachi
ZAHRSSSTheater performances in the juvenile jail and for children with special needs18th – 25th March 2016Bacha Jail in Central Jail at Jail Chowrangi + NOWPDP Saddar
Shaoor GlobalPeace campaign in Karachi’s wholesale Markets18th – 25th March 2016Across Karachi
Naseem Hameed Sports AcademySports Tournaments18th – 25th March 2016Mufeed e Aam stadium, Malir + Naseem Hameed Sports Academy Korangi
Taqweem-e-PakistanMultiple activities including planting for peace, Qawali Evening and sports tournaments18th – 25th March 2016Baloch Colony +Machar Colony+Chritian Town+Mehran Town
FESFPoster competition18th – 25th March 2016Across Karachi
Noor I Ilm and Pakistan Youth BondMultiple activities including conflict resolution sessions and cricket tournament18th – 25th March 2016Landhi + Lyari + Bhit Shah
SMSTape ball Tournament18th-22nd March 2016Nazimabad
Peace and Development OrganizationMultiple activities including a photowalk and put up a smile campaign18th-25th March 2016Across Karachi
The School of WritingPhotowalk for Karachi19th March 2016Aram Bagh, Saddar
WWF PakistanEarth Hour19th March 2016Frere Hall
PILERWall painting19th March 2016Gadap Town
ArmenPinwheel Activity for students19th March 2016Lyari
YSWOTalent Show20th March 2016Lyari
SFCGDiversity Day20th March 2016Sea View
Arts Council of PakistanI AM KARACHI Fun Day20th March 2016Arts Council, Karachi
Team MuhafizFree comic book distribution in juvenile jail and with cancer patients22nd -24th March 2016Central Jail, Jail Road + AKU Hospital
SPADOPeace poetry competition23rd March 2016Islamia Collegiate Hijrat Colony
NOWPDPWall painting by children with special needs24th March 2016NOWPDP, Saddar
LCDP and WDFPInauguration of Lyari text book library24th March 2016Lyari

 

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