ISLAMABAD (PR) - Young School children from Pakistan will be participating in the upcoming UK School Games. The UK School Games (UKSG) will commence from May 6 to 9 in London.

The UKSG is an annual multi-sport event for top UK young athletes of school age. The International Inspiration Programme has now been part of this event for four consecutive years.

These school going ‘Young Sports Leaders’ have been part of the British Council’s International Inspiration (II) Programme and have gone through II training sessions held in schools across Pakistan. The Young Sports Leaders’ along with their chaperones will be part of many volunteering activities during the games. They will be taking part in roles ranging from coordinating, keeping score, and interacting with the media.

Two young sports leaders from the International Inspiration Programme in Pakistan will be taking part as volunteers in these exciting games. Maaz Ahmed (14) from Multan and Mariam Rasheed (13) from Karachi along with lram Siddique (Adult Chaperon) from Islamabad will leave for London on Thursday (today).Young leaders and their Chaperon are part of II schools partnership managed by the British Council. There are 10 countries taking part in these UK school games and Pakistan is one of them. The Youth Sport Trust has overall responsibility for the recruitment, training and deployment of all volunteers, with support from the London Youth Games Foundation.

The International Inspiration volunteers will be one particular volunteering group within the overall programme.

Through this event, the aim is to reward and recognise a diverse workforce of skilled, trained and enthusiastic young volunteers and inspire them to continue their volunteering journey beyond this event.

The International Inspiration programme aims to inspire more than 1 million school going children across Pakistan towards sports, volunteering and PE as a legacy of London 2012. For this purpose it has connected 58 schools in Pakistan and UK, signed MoUs with different educational organisations and with the government to promote physical education in Pakistani schools.