Under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, few years back, SSGC took up the responsibility of supporting 25 deaf students by funding the entire yearly expenses related to their education. These 25 deaf children enrolled in Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF’s) Rasheedabad Campus, near Tando Allahyar, belong to lesser privileged communities who were not able to continue their education due to lack of resources.
To present the facilitation cheque for these 25 deaf students, SSGC’s Corporate Communication Department team lead by its General Manager Shahbaz Islam visited one of FESF’s schools in Karachi. FESF’s Director Ms. Anita Florijn gave a comprehensive presentation of foundations’ functioning and later took the SSGC team on a guided tour of the school where not only conventional education is being imparted but special emphasis is being given on vocational education for making these students self-reliant, once they step into practical fields.
SSGC’s team noted the exemplary level of commitment of teachers, with mostly deaf themselves imparting quality education with smiling faces in sign language. The team was highly impressed to see beautiful paintings and various articles artistically created by the deaf students through clay. Mr. Islam while expressing his views lauded the committed efforts of FESF and said that it was a matter of soul satisfaction for him and his team to observe such high level of dedicated services for the lesser privileged ones. He said that SSGC takes pride in collaborating with NGOs like FESF, under its CSR program.
Ms. Florijn thanked SSGC for its continued support and patronage for these 25 deaf students and looked forward for a long-lasting relationship between the two organisations. SSGC’s CSR team comprised of Dy. General Manager Salman A. Siddiqui, Dy. Managers, Syed Irtaza Raza and Sadaf Abbas, Executive Zubia Sadiq and MTO Aamnah Khalid.