We would like share this short video “Amai’s friends,” which our friend and collaborator, Fauzia Minallah, shows to children in Pakistan to promote inter-faith harmony and understanding across cultures.
“Amai” is a bird of light who spreads the message of peace to children throughout the world. Amai features in the children’s story book, Sadako’s Prayer, written by Fauzia and published in several languages by ANT-Hiroshima.
‘Amai’s Friends’ is dedicated to all those children who face discrimination due to their ethnicity and religion. It documents the projects of Funkor Childart Center in promoting ‘Multicultural Harmony’ in Pakistan’. Funkor Childart Center is grateful to Marcus Younas, Sarwant Kumar Bheel, Akiko Wada, Saifullah from Kalash for their cooperation and Tomoko Watanabe (ANT) for providing picture books and the grant from Global Junior Challenge award that Fauzia Minallah won in Rome for ‘Amai The Bird of Light. This is a salute to Ahmad Faraz our Muslim Santa who works with children of all religions without any prejudices.
‘Moauj Bharey yaa aandhi aaye’ is sung by 12 year old Maria a student of Almaktoom Center for the Visually impaired in Islamabad