Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) In line with Hubco’s mission of uplifting the communities within which it operates, it is funding a primary school operated by The Citizens Foundation (TCF) in Pirkus, Hub. Inaugurated by Chairman NEPRA, Tauseef H Farooqi, the school is spread over 2 acres of land. As per the MoU signed between the two, the school is operated by TCF while all the operational costs are borne by Hubco. 210 students are already enrolled in this school.
The NEPRA team was welcomed by Khalid Mansoor, CEO – Hubco, Ruhail Mohammad, CEO – Hub Power Holdings Limited and members of Hubco’s CSR team at the school premises.
As part of a pledge to keep the premises green, the NEPRA and Hubco teams also planted trees in the TCF ground.
Both the teams also visited Mouza Kund, where two primary and two secondary schools are already being jointly run by TCF and Hubco. Here, a vocational training centre for women was also inaugurated. 15 women from the local community are presently inducted in the training centre. Hubco has also announced that it will be setting up three more vocational centres for women in the villages of Goth Qadir Buksh Gadoor, Goth Allana Gadoor and Goth Abbas Gadoor.
Huma Zafar, CSR Consultant – NEPRA, in her speech, appreciated Hubco’s efforts to further education and skill-building in underdeveloped areas. She also encouraged the local women to take full advantage of the training center and to apply these acquired skills for the betterment of the community. Hassan Bukhari, Senior Manager CSR – HUBCO, in his speech, said that by becoming skilled in the art of stitching these women would be able to become financially secure; TCF added that it would be giving these women the responsibility of stitching school uniforms as a means of employment.