Appreciation & Fundraising Dinner

Being poor should not be an obstacle to anyone’s’ dreams we believe. Building Dreams is an invitation to offer lasting HOPE to the children

SAF Australia organized an Appreciation & Fundraising Dinner which took place in Mercure Hotel, Liverpool, on 28th of March 2021, in order to express its sincere gratitude for the donors and supporters who wholeheartedly participated in all its campaigns including; COVID19 Local Community Support, Ramadan Food Drive, and Educate a Child Campaign.
Mr. Syed Atif Faheem, Country Director Australia SAF, addressed 3 most critical issues which people in Pakistan are currently facing i.e., very little or no access to water, education and food, and how access to these have the power to break the cycle of poverty. He briefed the audience on how SAF has always been at the forefront to help people in extreme poverty and vulnerability to advance their economic and social well-being through its Water, Education and Food security projects and ways people in Australia can contribute to resolve these issues while playing an essential role in the well-being of the socially and economically disadvantaged background.
The event was virtually attended by star cricketer Shahid Afridi and squash legend Jahangir Khan who also addressed and answered many questions of the enlightened audience while sports journalist Dennis Freedman joined event in person in Sydney.
Mr. Mohammad Ashraf – Council General of Pakistan in Sydney was the Chief Guest of the auspicious event who was presented a shield by Country Director SAF, Syed Atif Faheem. While other awards were presented to SAF Australia donors, supporters and the team.

SAF Educate a Child – Virtual Fundraiser with Shahid Afridi

SAF always crosses borders and boundaries to galvanize and coordinate global efforts to bring quality education to every child

SAF always crosses borders and boundaries to galvanize and coordinate global efforts to bring quality education to every child, prioritizing the poorest and most vulnerable. To achieve this, a live fundraiser was organized with Chairman Shahid Afridi on 28th Nov 2020, which was also the very first interaction of him with Australian community from SAF platform. During the program, live auction of items autographed by chairman was held while community members donated and pledged live during the event. Few of the community members were also given the opportunity to talk to chairman during the program and to show their support for the foundation.

SAF Australia Ramadan Food Drive

Ramadan is the month of giving and showing support for the cause by helping less privileged and underserved within our communities

 Ramadan is the month of giving and showing support for the cause by helping less privileged and underserved within our communities. SAF Australia expanded its efforts to give relief to the less fortunate through its Ramadan Food Drive in Sydney & Melbourne simultaneously.
Food hampers were prepared and distributed by SAF Australia to refugees, single mothers, and people suffering with life impacting sickness. To promote the cause and raise awareness, SAF Australia invited various local celebrities and prominent personalities for the food packing activity.

Shahid Afridi Foundation Australia donates for Beirut Crisis Appeal

The fallout from the explosions in Beirut was exponential as people were left struggling to access food and safe spaces.

The fallout from the explosions in Beirut was exponential as people were left struggling to access food and safe spaces. SAF Australia rushed its support to the affected and partnered with AusRelief, a relief, development and advocacy Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that assists the needy and less fortunate by helping people build educated, productive, secure, just and self-sustainable communities. SAF Australia’s executive team paid a visit to AusRelief headquarters and presented a cheque of AUD 5000 on behalf of donors from Pakistani community to help and support relief activities as part of Beirut Crisis Appeal.

Unity Grammar supports SAF Educate a Child

Unity Grammar joined hands with SAF Australia in its mission towards enrolling out-of-school children and retaining them in SAF

The fallout from the explosions in Beirut was exponential as people were left struggling to access food and safe spaces. SAF Australia rushed its support to the affected and partnered with AusRelief, a relief, development and advocacy Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that assists the needy and less fortunate by helping people build educated, productive, secure, just and self-sustainable communities.  SAF Australia’s executive team paid a visit to AusRelief headquarters and presented a cheque of AUD 5000 on behalf of donors from Pakistani community to help and support relief activities as part of Beirut Crisis Appeal.

Supporting #DonateKaroNa drive in Pakistan

During the indefinite period of Covid-19 lockdown, SAF also reached out to unemployed & out-of-job teachers in Karachi’s

During the indefinite period of Covid-19 lockdown, SAF also reached out to unemployed & out-of-job teachers in Karachi’s Qasimabad Mahajir Camp through ‘Donate Karo Na’ Ration Drive in an attempt to support them during these challenging times and to ensure it’s Hope Not Out for everyone.

Sydney Cricket League Partnership

The SCL (Sydney Cricket League) MoU was signed by SAF Australia Country Director; Mr. Atif Faheem on Monday 8th July 2019.

The SCL (Sydney Cricket League) MoU was signed by SAF Australia Country Director; Mr. Atif Faheem on Monday 8th July 2019.

Sydney Cricket League (SCL) is the most sought after and much-awaited ‘Multicultural T20 Cricket Championship’ in Sydney, New South Wales.

SCL caters to 800 players who possess various cultural backgrounds from countries such as Australia, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Afghanistan.

It is pertinent to mention here that SCL is T20 league information with all the ICC rules and regulations. It evolves around neutral umpiring and grand prizes for all the athletes.

Owing to the partnership, SCL promoted SAF in 2 tournaments that were held during the summer season. The former showcased SAF branding elements on players T-Shirts, boundary flags, electronic stumps, media walls, website and social media channels.

SCL also agreed upon supporting extended ration drives for a time-span of 6 months by donating a certain amount of registration fee to SAF, by collecting donations from spectators at cricket grounds and encouraging sponsors to donate for SAF causes.

SAF aspires to build a long-term association with the cricket community in Australia.

COVID19 Local Community Support (Australia)

Ever since Covid-19 immersed, SAF Australia initiated its ‘Local Community Support’ program to assist people in Sydney from

Ever since Covid-19 immersed, SAF Australia initiated its ‘Local Community Support’ program to assist people in Sydney from diverse backgrounds with staple food & grocery items, medicines, and other basic amenities such as winter clothing & blankets during the deadly pandemic. The affectees were as follows:

  • International Students
  • Deserving Families
  • Sick and Elderly

Owing to SAF Australia’s support program, it managed to cater many vulnerable families and individuals specifically in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Hobart.
SAF donated basic amenities such as blankets, grocery gift cards, and Chemist gift cards to the CC Community Kitchen so they could then be dispatched to the most deserving people impacted by Covid-19.

 

Australian Bush-fire Support

Shahid Afridi Foundation’s team paid a visit to the NSW Rural Fire Services Headquarters (Penrith) where the RPS officials

Shahid Afridi Foundation’s team paid a visit to the NSW Rural Fire Services Headquarters (Penrith) where the RPS officials apprised SAF’s team regarding the state of bushfire in NSW.

SAF Australia continued to coordinate with RFS. Moreover, SAF Australia also donated drinking water and other essential items that were needed at that point in time to the victims of the calamitous fire to ensure together it’s Hope Not Out for everyone in Australia.
SAF Australia continued to render support to the bushfire victims during their hardships and rough patch in life.

Launching of Australian Chapter

Shahid Afridi Foundation Australia Chapter was inaugurated by the First Muslim Female Senator in Australian Parliament namely, Mehreen Faruqi

Shahid Afridi Foundation Australia Chapter was inaugurated by the First Muslim Female Senator in Australian Parliament namely, Mehreen Faruqi and Council General of Pakistan, Abdul Majid Yousfani.

SAF Australia Country Director Syed Atif Faheem shed light on SAF’s projects that would help uplift the quality of lives of the underprivileged communities. He also shared future plans of the organizations.

SAF’s unflagging efforts were acclaimed by both members during the inauguration. They also affirmed their support towards SAF’s future projects.
Moreover, the inauguration event was also graced by representatives from the Pakistani Business Community, Fans of Shahid Afridi Foundation Official, Volunteers and Media personalities.