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 Name Activity Date of Activity Location
PACC Diversity Seminars 17th March 2016 PACC, Saddar
Chanan Development Association Responsible citizens workshops 18th – 25th March 2016 Across Karachi
ZAHRSSS Theater performances in the juvenile jail and for children with special needs 18th – 25th March 2016 Bacha Jail in Central Jail at Jail Chowrangi + NOWPDP Saddar
Shaoor Global Peace campaign in Karachi’s wholesale Markets 18th – 25th March 2016 Across Karachi
Naseem Hameed Sports Academy Sports Tournaments 18th – 25th March 2016 Mufeed e Aam stadium, Malir + Naseem Hameed Sports Academy Korangi
Taqweem-e-Pakistan Multiple activities including planting for peace, Qawali Evening and sports tournaments 18th – 25th March 2016 Baloch Colony +Machar Colony+Chritian Town+Mehran Town
FESF Poster competition 18th – 25th March 2016 Across Karachi
Noor I Ilm and Pakistan Youth Bond Multiple activities including conflict resolution sessions and cricket tournament 18th – 25th March 2016 Landhi + Lyari + Bhit Shah
SMS Tape ball Tournament 18th-22nd March 2016 Nazimabad
Peace and Development Organization Multiple activities including a photowalk and put up a smile campaign 18th-25th March 2016 Across Karachi
The School of Writing Photowalk for Karachi 19th March 2016 Aram Bagh, Saddar
WWF Pakistan Earth Hour 19th March 2016 Frere Hall
PILER Wall painting 19th March 2016 Gadap Town
Armen Pinwheel Activity for students 19th March 2016 Lyari
YSWO Talent Show 20th March 2016 Lyari
SFCG Diversity Day 20th March 2016 Sea View
Arts Council of Pakistan I AM KARACHI Fun Day 20th March 2016 Arts Council, Karachi
Team Muhafiz Free comic book distribution in juvenile jail and with cancer patients 22nd -24th March 2016 Central Jail, Jail Road + AKU Hospital
SPADO Peace poetry competition 23rd March 2016 Islamia Collegiate Hijrat Colony
NOWPDP Wall painting by children with special needs 24th March 2016 NOWPDP, Saddar
LCDP and WDFP Inauguration of Lyari text book library 24th March 2016 Lyari

 

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