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MoU signed to improve quality of life in Thar

Staff Reporter

Thar Foundation – a non-profit organization, and a subsidiary of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Human Development Foundation (HDF), a renowned social-development organiza-tion.

Together Thar Foundation and HDF will launch a series of resourceful initiatives to ensure better quality of life in the impoverished Thar re-gion, while also improving access to school-education for children, especially girls.

In the initial phase, HDF will begin with provision of two school-vans for students, especially girls of numerous schools being operated by the Thar Foun-dation.

These school vans have been purpose-built and fitted with special equipment, to ensure safety of the students.

This philanthropic program will also enable a family to graduate out of poverty, while providing girls with sustainable access to school.

This program is being rolled out according to a self-sustained, social-entrepreneurial model, and there will be no continued financial expenses or addi-tional costs, after the initial social-investment.

Over the next phase interventions in the areas of agricultural livelihoods and water-sector are also planned.

Under the agricultural efforts, TF and HDF will provide submersible-pumps to local farmers, enabling them to practice bio-saline agriculture at community level, where Thar Foundation will sup-port and share its institutional expertise as well.

Under the agreement, HDF will also be adopting Reverse-Osmosis (RO) plants in areas of Dali and Chachro in collaboration with the District Govern-ment.

Whilst HDF will be responsible for operations and maintenance of the plants, TF will use its tech-nical expertise to empower and train the local women to operate these RO Plants.

While signing MoU Suhail Awan, CEO, Human Development Foundation emphasized, “For 24years, HDF has worked tirelessly to eradicate poverty with a fully focused approach to health, education, livelihood, and clean environment.

To-gether with TF we are confident that we will make a positive difference in the lives of people of Thar.”