PPL funds construction of Centre of Excellence for Deaf

Karachi: May 18, 2016: Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) donated Rs. 3.24 million towards construction of the Centre of Excellence for Deaf (CED) being established by Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD) in Korangi Industrial Area, Karachi. MD & CEO PPL Syed Wamiq Bokhari presented the cheque to Co-president, PAD Irfan Mumtaz in the presence of officials from both organizations at PPL’s head office. 

Speaking on the occasion, Bokhari reiterated PPL’s commitment to improve the quality of life for the underserved population through supporting sustainable development initiatives. “As a national flagship company, it is our responsibility to help build the nation through not only our business operations but also social contributions.” added Bokhari

With an earmarked annual budget of 1.5 percent pre-tax profit for Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, and actual spending exceeding 5 percent during the current financial year, PPL has been declared the largest corporate giver in terms of volume of donations for 11 consecutive years by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy.

PAD, a member of the World Federation of the Deaf, is a leading non-profit organization founded in 1987 to provide education and vocational training to hearing challenged individuals. Currently, PAD caters to over 2000 members through its nationwide networks. Being a pioneer in developing primary education curriculum in sign language, PAD has played a pivotal role in enriching national sign language through research and development and publishing 19 books on various subject areas.  

CED aims to provide free-of-cost quality education to the hearing impaired through deaf teaching staff, as a first, with required infrastructure and latest technology to ensure an enabling learning environment.