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Mobilink Foundation partners with Punjab Education Foundation to extend education services in Chakwal

ISLAMABAD, 23 September 2013: Mobilink Foundation has partnered with the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) to set up a computer lab facility at a PEF partner secondary school at Tatral village in District Chakwal.The lab has been set up as part of Mobilink’s vision to create a better every day for the communities it operates in.

As a result of this partnership, the school will be able to provide computer based education to students as well as train its teachers in line with the latest technology curriculum. Mobilink Foundation has provided a total of five latest computer systems as well as an integrated communications facility to enable online lessons within the lab.
Arif Mehmood, Director Sales (North) Mobilink stated, ”Corporate Responsibility remains at the core of all that we do at Mobilink. Our ambition for the computer lab is to enable students in Chakwal to have access to the latest technology, as means of making a difference in the way the children at the school learn and grow.”

Speaking to the audience at the inauguration ceremony, Raja Muhammad Anwar, Chairman Punjab Education Foundation said, ‘‘The Foundation is fully benefiting from information and communications technologies to effectively run its model of free education. Soft loans are sanctioned to partner schools for the purchase of computers. Computerized database for 1.4 million students is secured through innovative student information system. PEF has a secure online funding system and complaint mechanism for partner schools. We have also increased the monthly grant of partner schools starting from September 2013. The corporate sector must come forward and wholly promote the cause of gratis education in the impecunious strata through their CSR principles.

The Mobilink Foundation continues to work with various educational institutions across the country to improve the quality of curriculum and curriculum delivery. The latest computer lab is the third facility set up as a part of Mobilink’ s Corporate Responsibility educational initiatives in the past two years with the aim to making basic education and ICT facilities available to students across Pakistan.

ABOUT MOBILINK FOUNDATION

The Mobilink Foundationis a reflection of the commitment of Mobilink and its employees to reshape lives of the community in which Mobilink operates. Established in 2008, the Mobilink Foundation is a non-profit organization, which provides support for the local community in the areas of health, education, environment and humanitarian assistance. Being a philanthropic organization, it is purely based on employee volunteerism that enables the Foundation to spend every penny directly towards the causes it is associated with. In 2013, Mobilink Foundation became Pakistan’s first and only telecom CR function to be certified by the Pakistan Center of Philanthropy (PCP).