|Date: May 15, 2019|
|The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new building of Banjosa Valley Public School took place at Kashmir. Mr. Yacoob Suttar, DMD/ CFO, and Chairman, PSO CSR Trust, the chief guest at the event along with other members of the PSO CSR Trust, were welcomed by Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir, Chairman, Kashmir Education Foundation Trust and other representatives from the Foundation. |
In keeping with its objective towards ensuring the provision of quality education to disadvantaged children in Pakistan, Pakistan State Oil (PSO), the country's leading oil marketing company, partnered with Kashmir Education Foundation to lend its support to the foundations Banjosa Valley Public School in Kashmir through a donation of approximately Rs.8.2 million. According to the agreement, the PSO CSR Trust provided fund for the construction of the ground floor of the new building.
Kashmir Education Foundation (KEF), an educational trust founded nearly two decades ago, aims to establish English medium schools in rural areas of Pakistan for the provision of quality and up to date education.
Expressing his views on the occasion, Mr. Yacoob Suttar, Chairman, PSO CSR Trust, said:
"I am pleased to attend the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kashmir Education Foundation's Banjosa Valley Public School's new building. PSO believes that education is a birthright of every individual in the society. The Company realizes its responsibility in this domain and conscientiously works towards the betterment of society in many different spheres. PSO has time and again reached out to those in far-flung areas bringing to them basic human rights such as health and education".
"We strongly believe in investing in social development by supporting organizations that are addressing social problems in Pakistan. In a relentless pursuit of shaping a better tomorrow, PSO joined hands with KEF, which is doing a great service in the region by providing a platform to learn and grow. We at PSO are pleased to be a part of their mission to ensure that their students receive quality education in an enabling environment. On this memorable occasion, I wish the KEF all the best in providing quality education for our young generations".
Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir, Chairman, Kashmir Education Foundation, said:
"On behalf of Kashmir Education Foundation, I would like to thank those that came out to celebrate this occasion. We are really grateful to PSO for their generous contribution for the construction of the Banjosa Valley Public School's new building. Through their support, we will be able to ensure that an increasing number of students are able to benefit from quality education and thereby develop the skills they need to improve their standard of living."
By providing them with a clean and aesthetically pleasing environment combined with state-of-the-art facilities, both PSO and KEF hope that children belonging to the Kashmir Valley will get to benefit from quality education.