Mobilink provided 2,000 underprivileged students of Care Foundation with environment friendly school bags made by recycling discarded advertising skins bringing the total number of donated recycled school bags to 25,000.
The young students who have recently returned to school after their summer vacations queued up in excitement to receive the school bags at a ceremony held at CARE Foundation’s Iqbal Town Campus in Sheikhupura.
Speaking on the occasion, Omar Manzur, Director Public Relations and CSR, Mobilink shared, “Mobilink applies a responsible business conduct, along-with an elaborate CSR philosophy which encourages personal involvement in community development. Through the Recycled School bags initiative, we reassert our commitment toward promoting education for the underdeveloped sections of the society while also keeping the environment in mind. We are grateful to organizations such as CARE for allowing us to contribute effectively.”
The Chairperson of CARE Foundation Seema Aziz highlighted the inspirational role of the Mobilink Foundation, the grant-giving arm of Mobilink. Voicing her appreciation, Seema Aziz said, “Mobilink has consistently supported us since 2007. More than 980 students have benefited through Mobilink Foundation’s assistance in supporting the operational cost of the CARE school – MC Girls High school in Harbanspura.
A group of volunteering Mobilink employees assisted the CARE staff in distribution of the school bags. Mobilink is the first and only company in Pakistan to implement a billboard skin-recycling program to reduce non-biodegradable materials from the environment.
Since the launch of the Recycled Schoolbags initiative in 2007, Mobilink has donated 25,000 bags made from recycled advertising skins to CARE Foundation, Zindagi Trust and students who took shelter at Mobilink Camp for IDPs.
As a socially responsible citizen, Mobilink has also launched Pakistan’s first Handset Recycling Program to share the benefits of cellular communication with the hearing impaired and the disabled and minimize the environmental impact of cellular waste through recycling. Mobilink has also recently signed the Copenhagen Communiqué, which calls on governments to agree on an ambitious, efficient and equitable international climate framework at the final negotiating meeting in Copenhagen this December.