Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) joined hands with Alcatel Lucent (ALU) Pakistan to donate laptops to the children of SOS Village as a Corporate Social Responsibility gesture. Laptop donation ceremony was held today at SOS Village, Bahria Town, Islamabad. Chairman PTA Dr. Mohammad Yaseen and CEO ALU, Mr. Aadil Rauf attended the ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion Chairman PTA Dr. Mohammed Yaseen said that Government and private sector should work together and ensure that Corporate Social Responsibility must at all times remain a priority, especially in Pakistan’s perspective where disparities remain high. He appreciated the great zeal of SOS Staff who groom disadvantaged children for the future of the country and applauded SOS worldwide for looking after these kids so responsibly. He also thanked to ALU for providing assistance to SOS.
During the ceremony CEO ALU, Mr. Aadil Rauf explained the need for technological advancement awareness amongst children, and to equip them with modern tools so they can excel at the required pace. PTA and ALU aimed to continue such endeavors in future as well he added.
SOS senior representatives Ms. Naznin Murtaza and Ms. Lubna Malik thanked PTA & ALU for taking interest in developing better SOS individuals. SOS Children's Villages is a private social welfare organization providing orphans and abandoned children a home, good nurturing and a fair chance in life.
It may be mentioned that development of ICTs has become an important growth factor for countries around the globe. With every passing day, the world is edging into an information-driven place. The rapid evolution of ICTs is clearly re-shaping daily lives, enhancing productivity and transforming the economies.
(Khurram A. Mehran)