Creating Waves of Awareness
Something to lift the spirits of young people after the floods
"BAREFOOT BASKETBALL" ™ comes to Pakistan A Pilot project from May 2012.
A Pervaiz Lodhie "Pehli Kiran" initiative to Deenar Khan Talpur village in the District Badin, Province of Sindh, Pakistan
A basketball half-court lit by solar-powered LEDtronics LED flood lights installed in one of the rural villages most devastated by the 2010 floods and the 2011 monsoons brings entertainment, team spirit, recreation to the community and relieves boredom.
The impoverished and displaced youth in the area receive an education and have a good time together instead of getting caught up in criminal gangs or falling prey to drug addiction.
The goal of this initiative instill positive attributes of healthy fun, excitement about working together, learning a new sport, and becoming productive passionate citizens. You can see how a sense of hopelessness and depression could be lifted by becoming active as a group. We all get a feeling a communal spirit when we see young people playing with joy.
This is the story of Pervaiz Lodhie's visit, and how the initiative's first effort turned out.
Designed by LEDTRONICS, INC.
Manufactured & installed by SHAAN TECHNOLOGIES
Supporting NGO Officials:
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP)
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY (GEF)
SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME (SGP)
Nawaz Khatti Larr Environmental Awareness Forum (LEAF)
Hameed Sabzoi Indus Development Foundation (IDF)
Video edited by SHAAN LODHIE