Imran Khan - 45

AUG. 11, 2020

Curtain Hug

When I was in grade 6, my parents told me to visit an orphanage. At that time, I didn’t know what an orphanage was, so I asked them why we needed to go there.
In response, They asked me, ”Who are we to you?” I was a little surprised by their question but I answered that you are my parents and you both love me unconditionally. Then they said,” Yes, we both love you unconditionally, my dear, but there are many other children in the world who don’t have parents so they live in an orphanage where someone is responsible for their care, safety, and shelter. That’s why we are going to an orphanage to visit those children, to play with them, to spend time with them, and most importantly to give them clothes, food, and gifts.”

On the day we visited the orphanage, the first thing I saw was a security guard who was very delighted to see us. Then I saw some children my age playing in the park and some studying on a bench. I was so happy after watching those children but at the same time, I was feeling sad too because they don’t have everything in their life that I do. After that, my parents gave clothes, food, and gifts to those children and they were so happy after receiving those things. My parents and I played with them, ate lunch together and we really enjoyed ourselves a lot with those children.

Then I realized that it is really important to help others who are in need. From this experience, I decided that whenever I will be capable of putting a smile on the faces of those people who are poor and needy, I’ll never take my step back and I’ll involve myself in social work as much as possible which is the reason I joined Youth Empowerment Foundation.