Systems Limited chief executive officer Asif Peer has announced that the company will collaborate with The Citizens Foundation (TCF) to provide underprivileged students a chance to attain formal education.
As part of the company’s CSR drive, the initiative is geared towards promoting meaningful educational programs that bring about an empowering social impact for the community. The initiative will see Pakistan’s premier technology organization join hands with one of the largest privately owned networks of low-cost formal schools in Pakistan.
It all started with the exchange of Eid greeting letters between the management of Systems Limited and TCF students. While the letters exchanged warm, positive messages of staying hopeful during these testing times, one of them revealed a student’s wish to have a secondary school in his hometown of Burewala, Punjab, so that he could pursue his studies further.
This wholesome exchange was picked up by the social media influencers like Dua Amjad, Tasmiah Khan, Hibbah Waqar, Haddiya Azer and Kompal Iqbal, and ultimately resulted in Systems Limited’s management deciding to help these young children fulfill their dreams.
“I’m committing to you all that we’ll be building a school in Burewala with TCF, who have done wonders in educating masses of needy kids. We would like to participate in their initiative and this won’t be the only school. We’ll continue doing this because this is our future and as a responsible organization, we will continue to do such CSR activities,” said Asif Peer in a heartfelt video response to Dua Amjad, who is famous on social media for her strong association with the education sector.
Literacy plays a huge role in the development and progress of any country. It strengthens the youth with knowledge, which fuels a culture of innovation and growth. At just 58%, Pakistan’s literacy rate is low as compared to the neighboring countries China has 80 percent, India 74, and Iran 85 percent.
This considerably limits opportunities towards acquiring skills and technical knowledge to achieve higher productivity and financial growth. Over 60 percent of Pakistan’s total population resides in rural areas which don’t have proper access to formal education. Such initiatives are instrumental in promoting education and increasing the country’s overall literacy rate which will result in better employment opportunities and economic growth