Mobilink Sets Up Computer Lab to Extend Education Services in Chakwal

Arif Mehmood, Director Sales Mobilink (2nd from L) and Raja Muhammad Anwar, Chairman Punjab Education Foundation (2nd from R) following the inauguration of the Computer Lab facility in Chakwal

Mobilink Foundation has partnered with the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) to set up a computer lab facility at a PEF partner secondary school at Tatral village in District Chakwal.

The lab has been set up as part of Mobilink’s vision to create a better every day for the communities it operates in.

As a result of this partnership, the school will be able to provide computer based education to students as well as train its teachers in line with the latest technology curriculum.

Mobilink Foundation has provided an integrated communications facility to enable online lessons within the lab.

Arif Mehmood, Director Sales (North) Mobilink stated, ”Corporate Responsibility remains at the core of all that we do at Mobilink. Our ambition for the computer lab is to enable students in Chakwal to have access to the latest technology, as means of making a difference in the way the children at the school learn and grow.”

Speaking to the audience at the inauguration ceremony, Raja Muhammad Anwar, Chairman Punjab Education Foundation said,

‘‘The Foundation is fully benefiting from information and communications technologies to effectively run its model of free education. Soft loans are sanctioned to partner schools for the purchase of computers. Computerized database for 1.4 million students is secured through innovative student information system.

PEF has a secure online funding system and complaint mechanism for partner schools. We have also increased the monthly grant of partner schools starting from September 2013.

The corporate sector must come forward and wholly promote the cause of gratis education in the impecunious strata through their CSR principles.”

The Mobilink Foundation continues to work with various educational institutions across the country to improve the quality of curriculum and curriculum delivery. The latest computer lab is the third facility set up as a part of Mobilink’ s Corporate Responsibility educational initiatives in the past two years with the aim to making basic education and ICT facilities available to students across Pakistan.