Volunteers visit SOS Village, spend time with quake-hit children

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad—The volunteers of a mobile company have visited SOS Village Islamabad, spent a day with earthquake affected children and attended commemoration prayers for victims.
On 11th anniversary of earthquake 2005, New Hope Volunteers of China Mobile Pakistan (Zong) joined commemoration prayers, distributed gifts, took lunch with children and engaged in multiple playful activities. Additionally, the volunteers took time to decorate children’s classrooms. The activity proved to be an outright success with children at SOS who engaged actively with volunteers with sheer joy on their faces. As per details of the company here on Tuesday, over last few years, Zong has carried a socially responsible enterprise image and has shown a serious commitment in delivering on its social responsibilities.
Under a banner of ‘A NEW HOPE’ Zong recently launched its Employee Volunteer Programme that encourages employees to donate hours for volunteer activities. Under a detailed methodology, the programme aims at greater social inclusion through aiding welfare of the underprivileged segments of the society. In future, the company aims to continue getting more involved in social segments for the underprivileged. It merits mentioned here that on October 8, 2005 Pakistan was hit by the most devastating earthquake of its history. Death toll reached over 100,000 and over 3.5 million people were rendered homeless. According to figures, 19,000 children died in the earthquake, most of them in widespread collapses of school buildings.