The Mobilink Foundation has donated 2,000 school bags, made from recycled advertising material, to the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF). The school bags were formally handed over by Mobilink Foundation, at a ceremony organized at the Rawalpindi Regional Office of PEF.
The ceremony was attended by the office bearers of PEF along with the Principals and students of 32 schools, located in the North Region, among whom these school bags were distributed. The chairman PEF and senior officials of Mobilink addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of supporting education for the masses.
Omar Manzur, Director Public Relations and CSR, Mobilink highlighted: “The Mobilink Foundation is deeply committed towards making a difference in the lives of the underprivileged across Pakistan. The recycled bags allow us to contribute on the dual fronts of protecting our environment, as well as providing children with a durable educational aide. I would like to express my gratitude to the Punjab Education Foundation for giving us this opportunity to support the educational pursuits of the children.”
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman PEF, Raja Muhammad Anwar said: “Punjab Education Foundation is working to expand its educational programs across Punjab, opening the doors of quality education to more male and female deserving students. We are grateful to Mobilink for providing us with bags for our students.”
These bags are produced from used Panaflex sheets acquired from advertising billboards of Mobilink and other donating companies. The Mobilink Foundation launched the ‘Recycled School Bags’ initiative in 2007, and has since donated over 37,000 bags, to organizations such as the JAQ Educational Trust, CARE Foundation, Zindagi Trust, Sindh Education Foundation and now the PEF.