Engro Foundation announced the winners of IATC (I Am The Change) Impact Award 2019 in a ceremony held in Islamabad.
Senior management of Engro, various private, public, and development sector leaders were attended the ceremony.
A flagship initiative of Engro Foundation, IATC aims to celebrate and support organizations making a sustainable impact in Pakistan by relentlessly pursuing a better tomorrow.
The IATC Impact Award 2019 is presented in two categories i-e Social Development (for Not-for-profit Organizations) and Social Enterprise (for Social Enterprises). The recipients in each category were awarded PKR 2 million after a rigorous selection by an independent jury.
The IATC Impact Award 2019 in the category of Social Development was presented to Karwan-e-Hayat, which is Karachi-based nonprofit working to address the rising problem of mental health in Pakistan and combating the stigma associated with mental disorders.
The IATC Impact Award 2019 in the category of Social Enterprise was presented to AzCorp Entertainment Pvt. Ltd which a social enterprise is striving to change how youngsters view the idea of a “hero.” They are also working towards promoting tolerance, diversity and justice for all by engaging school-going children across Pakistan.
President & CEO Engro Corporation Ghias Khan speaking at the occasion said “As a Pakistani organization, we strongly believe in investing in social development by supporting organizations who are solving pressing issues of our time. Our business strategies, too, are aligned with our vision of creating a sustainable future for the country, by contributing to social investments through the Engro Foundation in the areas of agriculture, livelihood enhancement, water advocacy and women empowerment.”
Head of Engro Foundation Favad Soomro addressing the audience said “I Am The Change Impact Awards are held to highlight the up-and-coming trailblazers of change in Pakistan. This evening is about celebrating their tremendous work on the ground and empowering these change-makers to create sustainable models that can be scaled up so wider social impact can be created.”
The recipients of the IATC Impact Award 2019 were selected based on the scope of their social work level of impact, number of beneficiaries and the ability to replicate the program, amongst other key considerations. The IATC Impact Award entails a financial grant of PKR 2 Million along with supporting the recipients in terms of capacity & organizational development.