The campuses will be built at a cost of PKR 50.5 million and will provide quality education opportunities to the less privileged communities of GhaggarPhattak villages and adjoining areas
Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) – Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited (EPCL) as part of its CSR initiative, signed an agreement with The Citizens Foundation (TCF) to setup two new purpose-built school campuses in Ghaggar Phattak, Bin Qasim Town, Karachi. These two new facilities will serve as a primary school for girls and boys in the vicinity which lacks quality education infrastructure. The agreement was signed by Mr. Imran Anwer, CEO & President – Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited and Syed Asaad Ayub Ahmad, CEO & President, TCF.
With the construction of these two new purpose built schools, EPCL will be providing quality education through TCF to more than 1200 under served children. This agreement is aimed to further increase the outreach and spread literacy in different areas of Gaghar Phattak, said Rao Mubeen Ahmed Head of Public Affairs & CSR of Engro Polymer. He further added, “we are committed to pay a handsome contribution towards the betterment of the less privileged communities in various fields like education, health, safe drinking, skill development and environment to bring the positive change within these neglected areas of our country.”
Speaking at the occasion, Imran Anwar, CEO, Engro Polymer & Chemicals said: “We believe Pakistan’s solution going forward lies in quality education. It is only by educating these young minds today that we can move forward. We at Engro, feel it is also our responsibility to provide our adjoining communities related opportunities in this regard.
TCF CEO, Asaad Ayub Ahmad added: “More than 22 million children in Pakistan have never seen the inside of a classroom. This leaves them destined to a cycle of illiteracy, poverty and street life. To change this bleak situation, all stakeholders need to come together to take education to the most underserved areas of our country. The problem is so huge that a small step is like a drop in the ocean but we have to do whatever we can collectively to make a difference. TCF is committed to remove barriers of class and privilege to make the citizens of Pakistan agents of positive change. We believe quality education can lead to a better future and the Engro Polymer – TCF Ghaghar Phattak campuses is just another step in that direction. We are grateful to Engro Polymer for their generous support.”
EPCL also established a primary school with TCF back in 2015 in Haji Jangi Khan Gotth, Gaghar Phattak where approximately 350 students are on the path of success in getting quality education in two shifts (morning and evening). In April 2018 EPCL took another step to benefit more deserving children by starting a second (evening) shift accommodating around 180 students.