Ufone & PEF collaborate to promote education in Punjab
October 15th, 2014 | Technology Times | No Comments
ISLAMABAD, Oct. 13, 2014: Ufone has partnered with the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) to support the cause of education of hundreds of underprivileged students enrolled in the 75 PEF sponsored schools in Cholistan area of Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan Districts.
An activity is being held in this regard, in collaboration with the Punjab Education Foundation, with the objective of promoting free school education under “PEF-Ufone Literacy Drive” in the peripheral districts of Southern Punjab where promotion of free school education, especially among girls, is most needed to ameliorate the lot of the indigent strata. Under this partnership, school children would be provided with a variety of stationary items to profusely help them in their studies. It is expected that this would encourage and perk up the small children to study with more vigor and zeal.
This beneficial activity will benefit over one thousand students studying in different PEF sponsored schools situated across Bahawalpur Division. The school-kit provided by the Ufone includes school bags, geometry boxes, copies for homework and water bottles to be distributed among the students from grade one to five.
Regarding this unique initiative, Mr. Amir Pasha, Head of PR and CSR at the Ufone said, “It is our utmost pleasure to be able to help and facilitate these equally talented, but resource-deprived children of different far-flung areas in the southern Punjab.”
Commenting upon the collaboration, Dr. Aneela Salman, Managing Director, Punjab Education Foundation said, “This collaborative effort with Ufone will not only benefit the students enrolled in PEF sponsored schools in Cholistan, but will also infuse passions of hope and positivity in them, that they are not alone in their studies, and there are institutions which profusely care about them. She told that PEF is sponsoring the education of more than 1.5 million male and female students in the Punjab who mostly belong to the impecunious strata. The cooperation of Ufone for the promotion of education, through their CSR principles, is very encouraging and commendable.”
About the Ufone: Ufone is the leader in innovation; its an Etisalat Group Company with its presence in all the major cities of Pakistan; along with a comprehensive coverage across all major towns, villages and tehsil headquarters of the country. The company employs more than 4,780 people and operates with a network of more than 388 franchises and 23 company-owned customer service centers, along with a distribution network of 1,70,000 outlets, nationwide.
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