Charity work in Luxembourg
Our founder, Mr. Sher Bahadur Khan Afridi started taking interest in charitable work from a very young age. Inspired by his parents, especially his mother, late Mrs. Ayesha Begum, who taught him the importance of helping the needy and thus he started charity work with her and has continued to do so ever since.
He moved to Luxembourg in 1982 and got a job. His passion ever burning bright, he restarted his charitable work there and formed “Anjuman-e-Pakistan” an association, where the Pakistani community living in Luxembourg attended.
He organised many cultural and social heritage events including Luxembourg and Pakistan bringing the cultures closer to each other and raising awareness of our culture in Luxembourg successfully increasing the local’s interest and love for our food, clothes, dance & values. He had a liaison with the Ministry of Family, the Ministry of Culture, CLAE, IRFF and ASTI with whom he collaborated to arrange Socio-cultural and charitable events.
This work evolved very successfully which eventually led to the formation of Ayesha Begum Charity Luxembourg A.S.B.L in 2001 a non-governmental organisation named after my mother; my inspiration. We were then introduced to the “Bazaar International” which is is a huge event involving all communities in Luxembourg that takes place annually. Here all countries set up a stand displaying their culture, selling authentic food, clothes etc. An incredibly inclusive event that brings everyone together in appreciation of each other’s countries and cultures.