Current Fundraising Project
Kashgar to Karachi
The Kashgar to Karachi (K2K) hand biking fundraising expedition will see a team of committed athletes travel over 3,000km from Kashgar, China before completing this epic journey to the west in Karachi, Pakistan. During this month-long fundraising, witness the team inspiring and connecting with people along the route by sharing their stories of perseverance, aspiration, and accomplishment with the able-bodied and disabled abled alike. Ajmal Samuel set the pace with his previous effort, Krakin’ Thru China (a 2,000km overland mission). Be our ambassador, organise fundraising rides locally or join us virtually, include everyone!
Be part of a team. Cycle together, make an impact together.
ASF wishes to make a positive impact locally and globally especially inclusivity of the disabled. To do so, via our signature events, the ASF will fundraise for chosen beneficiaries. Come join as our ambassador, sweat on your bike and raise funds for our beneficiaries. Join our Strava “Team K2K”, train and challenge each other to cycle further. Follow our Facebook to keep up with the team’s efforts!
ASF will do the hard work while you help us raise funds for the carefully chosen beneficiary of 2022: Direction Association for the Handicapped (DAH). The DAH is a group of people with severe physical impairment who banded together since 1986 promoting the spirit of “Mutual-help and Self-help”. Their efforts are recognised and supported by groups such as the Kadoorie Charitable Foundation, CLP Group, HKMA, and the Macau Caritas.
Ajmal Samuel Foundation on Facebook
[A bolt from the blue and a change of plans…] Due to recent health concerns of AJ, who is currently taking time to recover from See More
[Taking a break is necessary for a longer journey] Feeling overwhelmed? It is inevitable to face difficulties in the pursuit of dreams and goals. Resting See More
[Reignite the fire in your heart!] What puts fire in your heart? Although there may be difficulties in the process of pursuing your dreams, as See More
[K2K 3000KM Cycling Fundraiser!] In this coming August, we will be having a 3000km Cycling Fundraiser from China to Pakistan! In our journey, we will See More
[AJ’s sharing: overcoming physical challenges and handbiking ] Last Thursday, AJ shared his inspiring journey in the event “Overcoming Physical Challenges”, organized by the Canadian See More
[What will we do along the hand cycling fundraiser journey?] This coming August, we will be having our one-month-long cycling fundraiser journey! We will promote See More
[Teammates wanted for next training on 23 July] AJ and his cycling team had finished the cycling training successfully last Saturday from Tung Chung -> See More
[Join us and learn about how to overcome physical challenges] On July 14, Aj will share his journey in rising above his physical disability and See More
After a road accident that rendered him a paraplegic at 21 while serving in the Pakistan Armed Forces, Ajmal Samuel was told by doctors that he would be lucky to sit up straight up again and to forget dreams of an active and sporting lifestyle.
Confined to a wheelchair and struggling to be optimistic about his future, it was the support and love of family, friends and doctors that motived him to not give up. Slowly and painfully and through hard work and determination, Ajmal began to re-shape his life. First came professional transformation rising from a backroom computer repair tech to become the Founder and CEO of his own financial technology business. Later, he pushed hard to become a national level endurance athlete, becoming fit and healthy, specialising in rowing, handcycling and triathlons.
Ultimately, what is most fulfilling to Ajmal is to be a role model to others: giving others the confidence to pursue their dreams, professional or personal. For him, his wheelchair isn’t a necessity to replace his legs; it’s the vehicle to roll down the runway to take off into blue skies. He hopes to help others to take off with the support of their family, friends and community.