Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) donated Rs3.6 million to Quaid-e-Azam Rangers Special Children School (QRSCS), Karachi for monthly fee of 10 deserving students over a period of 10 years until they complete their matriculation. MD & CEO PPL Syed Wamiq Bokhari handed over the donation cheque to Principal, QRSCS Zahida Jalees in the presence of officials from both organizations at a simple event organized at the school.
Speaking on the occasion, Bokhari highlighted, “As a responsible national company, PPL remains committed to serving marginalized communities, including those with special needs, through a viable and diverse CSR programme. We have supported a number of educational and sports efforts to enable challenged individuals throughout the country to develop their full potential and lead a normal life.”
PPL has been adjudged as one of the largest corporate givers in terms of volume of donations for 12 consecutive years by the prestigious Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy. The company spent over Rs990 million for CSR initiatives during 2015-2016.
QRSCS was established in 2012 to provide education to special children, especially those coming from underserved communities. The school houses separate equipped sections with state-of-the-art facilities and qualified staff to cater to the learning needs of hearing, visually and mentally challenged students. Besides formal curricula and need-based coaching, QRSCS also focuses on computer and vocational training as well as sports for integrated development of students so that they can become part of the mainstream life.