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Mobilink Foundation Torchbearers, Mobilink’s employee volunteer force, commemorated International Women’s Day by spending the day at the ‘Bilquis Edhi Women’s Hostel’.
Mobilink Foundation’s torchbearers spent the day at the welfare hostel, providing emotional support to the women who are being provided shelter by the Edhi Foundation. The Torchbearers distributed various gifts amongst the women and also gifted sewing machines to the hostel as a means of providing a means of empowering and enabling the women to earn a sustainable income using their skills.
The ‘Bilquis Edhi Women’s Hostel’ is one of eighteen (18) homes established by the Edhi Foundation across Pakistan. These homes provide shelter to over 8,500 people including orphaned children, the mentally and physically challenged, as well as homes for the destitute and victims of domestic violence.
Omar Manzur, Head of Corporate Communications, Mobilink highlighted, “Mobilink Foundation’s reached out to the Edhi Foundation’s Women’s Hostel to encourage the women to regain their confidence and overcome challenges; as a means of leading a meaningful life and contributing towards the development of society. The International Women’s Day provides another opportunity to continue a long-standing tradition at Mobilink to share our successes with the communities in which we operate.”
International Women’s Day is marked on 8 March every year across the world.The objective of the Day is to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women. The Day also aims to highlight the struggles of women worldwide as well as to promote women’s freedom from social oppression.
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 non-profit 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 Center of Philanthropy (PCP).