Karachi: Mobilink, a part of Orascom Telecom Holding donated 1,200 recycled school bags to the underprivileged students of the Pehli Kiran School System (PKSS) along with cellular handsets for its faculty members.
On the occasion of PKSS Parent’s Day, Mobilink Foundation’s Torchbearers handed school bags to children and distributed cellular handsets amongst the faculty members of the school. Children at the School presented skits and tableaux in a colorful event and earned the applause of the audience. While interacting with children and their parents the Torchbearers talked about the importance of education and how it would benefit their lives and those of the people around them, they also distributed gifts amongst the children of the school.
Omar Manzur, Director Public Relations and CSR, Mobilink stated: “Mobilink Foundation and its volunteers are deeply committed towards making a difference in the lives of the underprivileged across the country. The distribution of recycled bags to the children and new cellular handsets to the faculty are a token of Mobilink’s support and continued effort to give back to the deserving in the society.”
Since the launch of the Recycled Schoolbags initiative in 2007, Mobilink has donated over 30,000 bags made from recycled advertising skins to CARE Foundation, Zindagi Trust, Kaghan Memorial Trust and students at Mobilink Camp for IDPs.
Speaking on the occasion, JAQ Founder Trustee Sabira Qureshi said: “Resource mobilization continues to be a major challenge in the provision of quality primary education to these children. We are thankful to Mobilink for this generous contribution and look forward to a continued partnership with Mobilink and its committed team of volunteers in taking this worthwhile cause forward”.
Committed to its vision of leadership in social responsibility, Mobilink has a history of reaching out to the unfortunate; Mobilink has a dedicated and efficient team of trained employee volunteers who enable the Foundation to spend every penny raised directly towards relief. The Mobilink Foundation Torchbearers are sanctioned to clock an average of 4 to 5 dedicated hours per person per month during official working hours. During the floods the volunteer spent more than 1600 hours for relief efforts.