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Monday, May 2, 2011

From Raddi to Rehabilitation

Narrated by Zunairia Earl West:

We, the members of G-Ranger group, are working with FACES Pakistan” & “British Council” on a project called “From Raddi to Rehabilitation” in Gulberg, Lahore.

In this project, we gather raddi (waste news papers etc) from different sources and hand it over to FACES Pakistan. They then sell the collected raddi to shopkeepers who recycle it. They money earned by selling raddi is donated to help the flood victims and needy people. FACES is accountable for the money by selling raddi and using it for education, food, shelter of those who are under privileged and are in need of assistance besides flood victims.

We have been working on this project since last year and so far our group has collected 347kg of raddi from various sources. We faced a lot of difficulties in collecting this amount of raddi as people don’t easily part from the redundant materials (don't know why!!).

But once people saw our sincere and hard work, they are now readily giving away/parting with their old and used materials so we can sell them and help the poor. People say, “Charity begins at home” but G-Rangers believe that “Charity begins at home but it does not end here” which is why our target is to collect amount of Raddi with which we can help the poor & the flood affects as much as we can.