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SHARJAH — Amidst peals of laughter and amusement, a group of novice shooters and archers tried their hands at the sports on Saturday afternoon.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 4 Aug 2008, 1:16 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:59 PM

During an event organised by The Citizens Foundation (TCF), a Pakistani non-profit organisation, at the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club, several families said that the target shooting and archery were exciting sports and fun.

Each of the 26 participants was given an opportunity to fire 25 shots with a .22 calibre gun as well as shoot 10 arrows with a bow and arrow in a comfortable and safe indoor environment.

“The event is just a means to socialise and know each other well,” said the organisers. “We try and meet at least once in two-three months. The last time we met was at a go-karting event which was equally fun and exciting,” they added.

They also said such events were not meant to be fundraisers.

However, tickets for the day out were priced at Dh125 per person. “It gave us a chance to hone our skills amidst all the fun and enjoyment we had,” said a participant. “We always look forward to such gatherings,” she added.

TCF is a professionally managed organisation that provides a viable alternative to government schools and informal schooling to underprivileged children in Pakistan. The charity was set up in 1995 by a group of Karachi-based businessmen who felt that disadvantaged children deserved the same opportunities available to their own children.

TCF provides heavily subsidised quality education to children in rural areas and urban slums across Pakistan. TCF network exceeds 450 operational school units which provide education to almost 55,000 students.

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