Around the World in 30 days for Education

Published in Mail Online

While most school children are finishing off their exams and looking forward to the summer break, Haris Suleman will be taking off with his father on an incredible journey to support education flying their single-engine plane around the world in just 30 days. If they succeed, 17-year-old Haris – who has been flying with his father, Babar, since he was eight – will be the youngest ever to accomplish this daredevil feat. But the Sulemans, from Plainfield, Indiana, are not just striving for personal goals. Their journey next month will be raising money to help educate the children of Pakistan living in some of the world’s worst urban slums. Babar and Haris are supporting – The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is celebrating the opening of its 1,000th school. Since TCF’s inception in 1995, it has made purpose-built primary and secondary schools in the nation’s less-privileged communities, every attempt is made to have an equal number of boys and girls in the classrooms with an all female faculty. Babar and Haris plan to set off from Indianapolis in June. Their trip will include stops in Canada, Iceland, England, Greece, Egypt, Pakistan, Indonesia, Australia, Fiji, American Samoa, Kiribati, Hawaii and California. Using the latest technology, anyone interested will be able to follow the exact flight path of the plane and watch their progress from videos mounted on the outside of the aircraft.

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