ISLAMABAD—Mari Pe­tro­leum Com­pany Lim­ited (MPCL) and the Pak­istan Poverty Alle­vi­a­tion Fund (PPAF) signed an MoU launch­ing the “School Im­prove­ment Pro­gram” in Quetta and Har­nai dis­tricts of Balochis­tan. Through this agree­ment, MPCL and PPAF have agreed to form an al­liance to em­bark on in­ter­ven­tions in the fields of ed­u­ca­tion, in­fra­struc­ture, re­new­able en­ergy and so­cial sec­tor ser­vices as iden­ti­fied by lo­cal stake­hold­ers and as mu­tu­ally agreed by MPCL and PPAF. This pi­lot project in­cludes re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of two Gov­ern­ment schools, i.e. the Gov­ern­ment Girls and Boys School As­tangi, Mar­gat Quetta and the Gov­ern­ment Girls High School, Har­nai. This project will be funded through MPCL’s Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR) bud­get.

MPCL has part­nered with PPAF for im­ple­men­ta­tion of this pi­lot project, which is the lead in­sti­tu­tion for com­mu­nity-driven de­vel­op­ment in the coun­try. PPAF, over the years, has been suc­cess­fully en­abling the marginal­ized com­mu­ni­ties to gain ac­cess to re­sources and ser­vices. The MPCL CSR pro­gramme caters to the multi-sec­toral de­vel­op­men­tal needs of com­mu­ni­ties across Pak­istan. Its so­cial wel­fare in­ter­ven­tions are de­mand driven and are im­ple­mented through their de­vel­op­ment part­ners in con­sul­ta­tion with the lo­cal dis­trict gov­ern­ment and lo­cal com­mu­nity. CEO/MD MPCL, Lt. Gen Nadeem Ahmed (R) on this oc­ca­sion men­tioned that “CSR at MPCL has sub­stan­tially trans­formed in re­cent times fo­cus­ing more on ser­vice de­liv­ery and sus­tain­abil­ity of its CSR/So­cial Wel­fare in­ter­ven­tions.”

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