Lahore: Mobilink Foundation MF has partnered with Kashmir Orphan Relief Trust KORT to set up a computer lab facility at the KORT managed orphanage in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir.
As a result of this partnership, KORT will be able to provide computer based education to resident children, as well as train its teachers in line with the latest technology curriculum. Mobilink Foundation has provided a total of ten computer systems as well as an integrated communications facility to enable online lessons.
Omar Manzur, Head of Corporate Communications, Mobilink highlighted, ‘’Mobilink Foundation is a strong advocate of the role of technology in enhancing the impact of literacy. We hope that our support in the form of the computer lab facility will help KORT make a positive impact on the academic learning of the children in their care.’’
Kashmir Orphans Relief Trust K.O.R.T was established after the devastating earthquake that devastated Pakistan and Azad Kashmir in 2005. The Trust currently accommodates close to 200 orphans at its custom made facility in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir. KORT is also building a new educational complex in Jarrikas, Azad Jammu &Kashmir, which will house 1,000 orphans with a total project cost of PKR 150 million.
ABOUT MOBILINK FOUNDATION
The Mobilink Foundation is a reflection of the commitment of Mobilink and its employees to reshape lives of the community in which Mobilink operates. Established in 2007, the Mobilink Foundation is a nonprofit organization, which provides support for the local community in the areas of health, education, environment and humanitarian assistance. Being a philanthropic organization, it is purely based on employee volunteerism that enables the Foundation to spend every penny directly towards the causes it is associated with. In 2013, Mobilink Foundation became Pakistan’s first and only telecom CR function to be certified by the Pakistan Centre of Philanthropy PCP.