Telenor Pakistan announced the next phase of its ‘Karo Mumkin’ initiative, in a press conference at its head office today.
The two winning ideas, out of 25,000 total ideas submitted to Karo Mumkin, will now be turned into real-life projects and will be launched later this year.
Telenor Pakistan’s Karo Mumkin initiative aims at helping people realize possibilities.
In today’s press briefing, both the winners shared details of their projects. Fariha Ambreen spoke about her project ‘Recycle Paper to Provide Notebooks to Schools for Under Privileged Children’ while Abdul Haq Mohiuddin gave details about his project ‘Donate Rs. 100 from your Monthly Salary to Make Education Possible for Street Children’.
Usman Javaid, Director Marketing and Anjum Rahman, Director Communication and CR were also present at the occasion.
Both Fareeha and Abdul Haq will work with project consultants and auditors Earnest & Young.
Talking about the Karo Mumkin projects, Usman Javaid, Director Marketing Telenor Pakistan said:
“Telenor Pakistan is providing the funds (Rs. 2 million for each of the project), the means and the tools needed for the projects to reach completion with the confidence that they will benefit the people of Pakistan.
It has been a fulfilling journey and I am sure the spirit will inspire others to launch similar initiatives.”
Fariha Ambreen, one of the project owners, said:
“It has been a gratifying experience to work on the project with Telenor Pakistan. I am in talks with 50-plus organizations which will become collection points for waste paper; I have already spoken with a premium packaging company in Lahore to convert the waste paper into notebooks.
I am now looking at schools where the notebooks will be provided. I am excited at being able to turn my idea in reality. Although we have not reached our destination yet but we are certainly on our way.”
Abdul Haq Mohiuddin, the other project owner, said:
“With Telenor Pakistan’s help and the project management consultants, I have been able to turn my idea into reality. I plan to launch a website to help people donate online and through easypaisa services.
Considering that on an average 1800 students graduate from a university every year, imagine the possibilities if they would donate just Rs100 from their monthly salary for this cause.”
To implement their ideas, the two winners will establish NGO’s with the names ‘Sabz’ and ‘Edvolution’. The hope is that these eventually become self-sustaining.
Telenor Pakistan representatives will act as advisory members on the Board of Trustees.
Telenor Pakistan’s Karo Mumkin show began airing in July 2010 and was designed to enable people to turn a patriotic idea into reality. The Karo Mumkin show asked audiences to send in their ideas by responding to the question ‘Where Do You See Pakistan in the Future?’ Over 24,000 ideas were received of which two were selected by a jury panel.