KARACHI, May 6: K-Electric has signed 10th agreement under its Social Investment Program (SIP) with SOS Children’s Village, Karachi, to provide completely free electricity to various medical, educational and youth training campuses and family homes of the social welfare institution, says a Press statement issued here.
In line with the vision of K-Electric, formerly known as KESC, to play its due role as a responsible corporate citizen, the agreement was signed under the Empowerment Program as part of the SIP by the power utility’s CEO Nayyer Hussain and Ms Ava Cowasjee, Vice Chairperson of Sindh SOS Villages.
Formed in 1987, the SOS Children’s Village Karachi comprises of 16 family homes and other essential facilities including the SOS School and College, SOS Medical Centre and SOS Youth Home. SOS also runs a Technical Training Institute. SOS reaches over 8,000 children a year.
The Press statement further said that KE’s CEO Nayyer Hussain in his message on the occasion commended the services provided by SOS Children’s Village and the positive impact these projects have on the socio-economic landscape of the country. He said: “Our partnership with SOS Village reflects convergence of our common desire to reach the less-privileged and the needy of our society. We hope to see more socially responsible entities and individuals coming up with the much-needed sincerity and purposefulness towards this humanistic cause.” Ms. Ava Cowasjee appreciated KE’s support to the welfare sector and its contribution to SOS while acknowledging the significance of such endeavors.
KE’s Social Investment Program is aimed at extending support to vital healthcare and educational institutions serving the under-privileged and needy on purely humanitarian grounds. Under this program KE bears the cost of electricity bills of these welfare entities in part or in full to subsidize their energy cost in recognition of the noble cause these institutions are pursuing.
KE’s other nine empowerment partners under SIP are: Indus Hospital, Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre, Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust, The Citizens’ Foundation,
Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, ‘Karwan-e-Hayat,’ The Kidney Centre, Behbud Association and Bait ul Sakoon.