Sunday, February 12, 2017

Annual Mela 2016

Living in Karachi keeps most of our Book Worms indoors, out of the sun, delving deeply into our hoards of books, but once the weather gets cooler , the Book Worms are out in the open, making memories, getting messy and having fun! So once the winter was on the outdoor fun began.. firstly with our Annual Mela!

Hosted graciously by Dr. Mehreen Khan, this year to give the Mela a twist, we had a Rainbow theme, each stall represented a different colour of the Rainbow. Needless to say the stalls were radiant; ranging from  games, crafts, earring sales, as well as a magic show courtesy of Hassan and Amina Shaikh (who dressed up as a clown to entertain her fellow Book Worms). Another highlight was an interview of Busy Lil Hands entrepreneurs Haneen Iqbal and Safiyyah Iqbal, conducted by Ayesha Shaikh. Little Sofya Jamal worked hard to set up her stall for a worthy cause, giving herself and her fellow Book Worms the opportunity to help our Syrian brothers and earn a higher rewards as well insha'Allah.

The little ones were handed Book Worms Book play money to spend independently . Subhan'Allah the children do take this quite seriously, counting it, pondering over the cost of items, seeking change...

Jewellery for sale, courtesy Nabeeha Moazzam

Book Worm Moms lay out a spread

A Foodie Fantasy come true!

Who says Blue can"t be a fun colour too?

Going green with DIY bookmarks

Orange you tempted to take a shot at this game?

Yell-owt loud for more fun games!

Busy Lil Hands dishing out the homeschooler enterpruners all started here folks!

Violet wonders

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle! Paint your own bottle. Go Green!

Red-dy for some face painting fun? Let your paintbrush go wild! Or feeling a bit shy? Hide it behind a felt mask you can design for your self.

Yellow making math and learning fun in the sun

Sofya Jamal, encouraging all to help our Syrian brothers and sisters Subhan'Allah
our traditional star attraction : the Jumping Castle

After a day of frolic and fun, the Book Worms wrapped up, cleared up and brought the  Memorable Mela  to its end...until next year insh'Allah

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