Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited (EPCL), as part of its CSR initiative, signed an agreement with The Citizens Foundation (TCF) to set up two purpose-built school campuses in Ghaggar Phattak, Bin Qasim Town, Karachi. These new facilities will serve as a primary school for girls and boys in the vicinity which lacks quality education infrastructure. The agreement was signed by Mr. Imran Anwer, CEO & President, Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited, and Syed Asaad Ayub Ahmad, CEO & President, TCF.
With the construction of these two schools, EPCL will be providing quality education through TCF to more than 1200 under-served children. This agreement is aimed to further increase the outreach and spread literacy in different areas of Gaghar Phattak, said Rao Mubeen Ahmed, Head of Public Affairs & CSR of Engro Polymer.
Speaking on the occasion, Imran Anwar, CEO, Engro Polymer & Chemicals said: “We believe Pakistan’s solution going forward lies in quality education. It is only by educating these young minds today that we can move forward.”
Read also: Engro Fertilizers to Plant 1 Million Trees
TCF CEO, Asaad Ayub Ahmad, added: “More than 22 million children in Pakistan have never seen the inside of a classroom. This leaves them destined to a cycle of illiteracy, poverty and street life. To change this bleak situation, all stakeholders need to come together to take education to the most under-served areas of our country. The problem is so huge that a small step is like a drop in the ocean but we have to do whatever we can collectively to make a difference…We are grateful to Engro Polymer for their generous support.”
EPCL also established a primary school with TCF back in 2015 in Haji Jangi Khan Gotth, Gaghar Phattak, where approximately 350 students are enrolled in the morning and evening shifts.