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TAF Foundation, changing lives of women, one skill at a time

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PR: TAF Foundation, a not-for-profit organization working for women empowerment through its Vocational Training Institute (TAFF-VTI), has commenced its second 3.5-month training course for marginalized women from all across Karachi. This rigorous course will impart classroom and practical training in culinary and housekeeping skills, preparing the trainees comprehensively for a career as professional domestic helper. […]…Read More

Solar energy drive: PepsiCo unearths Lighting up Lives initiative

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article image Staff Report LHR:PepsiCo Pakistan has bonded with Liter of Light Pakistan, an ACE Welfare Foundation project - enabling them to launch Lighting Up Lives initiative. This programme focuses at identifying solutions for the communities in need. Launching ceremony of the programme was held on Monday at the Country Club in Lahore. The ceremony began with a documentary showing the relationship path of PepsiCo and ACE Welfare Foundation since September 2014, that laid foundation to initiate this…Read More

US helps save lives of electricity linemen thru training

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The US government is helping to save the lives of thousands of linemen who work for Pakistan’s electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) through a safety training programme. The most recent batch of graduate trainees was presented with certificates of completion at a ceremony recently held in Islamabad. The trainings are conducted under a project funded by the USAID. "Effective operations and maintenance of the distribution network depends heavily on linemen,&…Read More

HIT: Fuelling decisions, saving lives!

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"INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY is a pivotal part of transforming our healthcare system. We are at a critical juncture. Working in close collaboration, the government and private sector can drive changes that will lead to fewer medical errors, lower costs, less hassle and better care" - Mike Leavitt. The deliverance of healthcare is changing globally. Policymakers, healthcare providers, supporting industries, and payers all are playing a significant function in the revolution of…Read More

Lighting a Million Lives to provide solar fans to folks

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Creating a new micro-finance system to empower women with a unique blend of production of much-needed renewable energy to electrify over 500,000 power-deprived villages of Pakistan is the best ever innovation so far being implemented successfully by Bukhsh Foundation in various villages of Punjab.Over 100,000 villagers are the direct beneficiaries of this project under which solar lanterns have been provided to around 50 houses each in 40 selected villages of Punjab where…Read More

Our fisheries and 300,000 lives

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WHEN FISHERFOLK heard that private developers had announced an island landgrab, they couldn’t understand why it was happening again, that too under a government they voted for. In 2006, former PM Shaukat Aziz had tried to unilaterally bulldoze through a decree for the benefit of Emaar, a Gulf firm, in which he had a vested interest. But massive protests led to the Sindh government having the project stopped. For the last 12 years, the Port Qasim Authority (PQA), flexing its…Read More

MovingMinds improving lives

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article image By Sayyed Paras AliHuman Resource has always been considered a completive edge in any industry, most acknowledge it, few take concrete actions and fewer take the initiate to produce such resources. Syed Iqtidar Zaidi is one of such business leaders in Pakistan, who took the initiative and put his money where he has firm believes. In a recent interview to the Technology Times, Syed Iqtidar Zaidi, President and CEO of Techaccess, shed light on the missions and visions of the new consultancy and…Read More