It’s no secret that Irfan Pathan comes from humble beginnings. He decided to go back to his roots before announcing retirement from all forms of cricket, and he chose to do so with Yuva Unstoppable’s kids who come from underprivileged backgrounds. The philanthropist and former cricketer was in Mumbai last year to inaugurate the 1500th school of Yuva and spent some time with the leaders of tomorrow – the children of a government school.
The children loved engaging in a fun interaction with Pathan where they asked him all sorts of questions while the answered them all with fervour and enthusiasm. Irfan Pathan has been an ambassador of Yuva Unstoppable’s cause since quite some time now. YUVA Unstoppable is an NGO working towards providing sanitation and hygiene facilities, digital classrooms, and a great overall learning experience to children in government schools.
Pathan said at the event, “It is always a pleasure to spend time with kids. I am proud to be associated with Yuva Unstoppable and to be able to support their cause. Amitabh Shah (founder of the NGO) and his wife Rashmi Shah are doing wonderful work by making a difference in the lives of these kids. My brother and I were raised in an impoverished family and we have struggled to make it big. I am optimistic that with Yuva Unstoppable’s support, needful children will be able to realise their dreams and live a better life.”
Irfan Pathan has his heart in the right place
Yuva Unstoppable envisions transforming 10,000 schools and empowering 5 million underprivileged children in the coming years. It is driven by the power and potential of young Indians like Pathan. To quote Amitabh Shah, “Irfan Pathan is not only a fantastic cricketer but also a great human being. Despite all the accolades and glory he has won, he is as humble as he was when he began his career with the Indian cricket team back in 2003. He has made India proud, both with his achievements and his virtues.”