Mehwish Hayat to run London marathon to help rebuild 5 schools in Sukkur

09:07 AM | 19 Aug, 2019
Mehwish Hayat to run London marathon to help rebuild 5 schools in Sukkur
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LAHORE- International award-winning Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat has been appointed ambassador to UK based international humanitarian charity, Penny Appeal.

Hayat will be taking part in the annual London Marathon to help raise the money for transforming 5 schools in Sukkur Sindh, "for over 900 children."

“Penny Appeal is an amazing charity organisation that's working in over 30 countries and I'm very happy to be on board with them and I want to work for education."

“The condition [children in rural Sindh] are getting their education in is really a heart-wrenching situation,” said the Load Wedding actor.

“Parents really want their girls to get an education and be a part of the community. It's just the lack of resources, otherwise, there is a very progressive state of mind."

“They don't realise that if [a young girl] wants to raise a family, education is very important and if she gets the primary education, she will have the power to decide if she wants to continue... so maybe giving them that basic education, the girls will have a voice which actually will in the longer run, help raise and build nations. That will be amazing."

"I really want parents to let their children - their girls - to follow their dreams."

Hayat aims to raise £100,000 for the project.

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