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Volunteer Opportunity

PAKISTAN RICKSHAW CHALLENGE (OCT 2022)

A CHALLENGE LIKE NO OTHER!

Drive a rickshaw across 300 miles of rural Pakistan and then hand it over to a needy family for their income generation.


Brace yourselves!

Explore the sights and sounds of the centuries-old rich culture of Sindh and the civilisation of the Indus Valley. Their history has given them strong traditions, customs, folklore, a distinct lifestyle and their own language called Sindhi.

Riding an auto rickshaw is an awesome way to travel that is not only fun but it gives a unique way to get a taste of local life. It will also enable you to meet local villagers and experience the traditional festivals with bull runs and Sindhi Malakhra (an ancient Sindhi form of wrestling popular in Pakistan and India, which dates back 5,000 years).

Event Essentials


Dates: 1st to 8th October 2022

Registration Fee: £400 – This includes all costs within Pakistan (hotels, food, accommodation and airport transfers).

Fundraising Target: £1,200 individually (or £3,600 as a group of three). This will be used to fund the purchase of a rickshaw and support our Children of the World campaign.

What’s Not Included: International UK-Pakistan return flights, Visa Fees, PCR test if required.

The Cause


Funds raised will go towards providing a means of income generation to a needy family through the provision of a rickshaw as well as supporting our education projects as part of our Children of the World campaign.

At Muslim Charity we endeavour to lift people out of poverty for good, so the idea behind the rickshaw project is to give a needy family a means of earning so that children can go to school and they can have a better life with more opportunities. In the past year (2020-2021) we have handed over 12 three-wheeler vehicles in Pakistan and Bangladesh for different enterprises including pick and drop services, food trucks or modified to use as vans for fruit-sellers.

Funds raised will also support the education initiatives under our Children of the World campaign whereby we renovate primary schools in the developing world and equip them with improved infrastructure to better cater for the students.

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes. You will need a full UK driving license if you want to drive in Pakistan. You can still participate and support the team but you must have at least 2 drivers in your team. If you are participating individually, we can connect you with other participants for the purposes of putting you in a team of three.

Your vehicle will be insured during your challenge but this does not cover any loss or injury. We highly recommend that you take out personal travel insurance to cover any loss or injury during this period.

We recommend that you get a team together to make it easier to allocate a vehicle to each team. If you would like to participate but don’t have a team, not to worry, please get in touch with us and we can allocate other participants to make a team of three for you.

The challenge is fully supported with expert staff on hand to advise, guide and support where required. We will also have a support vehicle should there be any breakdowns or emergencies that we need to deal with.

The vehicles are fairly simple machines and do not require any specialist training. However, we have included a training and orientation session before the challenge starts so you can get familiarised.

We will keep a small space where you can add your team name and logo. Please get in touch with us so we can help with logo design and templates.

We will advise and guide you on how to make the application and furnish you with all the paperwork necessary to apply. However, we cannot control the visa process or influence any decisions the Pakistani Embassy makes. We advise that you apply in good time and speak to us prior to applying. We cannot also be responsible for any loss you may incur in the process such as flights, visa fees, or any other expenses related to this event.

Yes. You will book your own flight but please make sure you do not arrange anything within the tour dates.

No. You can come as a mixed group or as a single-sex group.

Syful Islam by calling 03000 111 786 or emailing [email protected]

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