Ufone’s Mentor Programme: Enlightening Children to Become Leaders in Environmental Sustainability
ISLAMABAD: Oct 25th, 2011 – Taking a step forward to promote environmentally sustainable initiatives, Ufone in collaboration with AIESEC successfully carried out an internationally acclaimed project in Pakistan. The project named 'My World My Choice' has been successfully running under the AIESEC umbrella in Canada and India and this is the first time AIESEC in association with Ufone has brought this initiative to Pakistan.
AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organization and is present in over 110 countries and territories and with over 60,000 members. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to be global citizens, to change the world, and to get experience and skills that matter today.
The members of the Ufone Volunteer Group (UVG) along with AIESEC representatives visited various middle schools where the UVG’s being mentors, imparted knowledge and indulged in various simulation activities. The project aims to cause a direct impact, working with the children in question to bring a positive change in their lives. This program provides middle and high school students in Lahore the ability to become future leaders in sustainability.
Akbar Khan, Chief Marketing Officer at Ufone said that through such mentor-run classroom presentations, sustainability leadership simulations, and innovative design projects, we enable the leaders of tomorrow to become responsible citizens and empower them with the tools for sustainable decision making and inspiring them into action.
The members of the Ufone Volunteer Group expressed their desire to work under such international initiatives in the future claiming that only by educating and guiding the next generation of responsible citizens will they be able to witness a positive change in the social environment of the country.
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About Ufone: Ufone is an Etisalat Group Company with its presence in all the major cities of Pakistan along with a comprehensive coverage across all major towns, villages and tehsil headquarters of the country. The company employs more than 3,850 people and operates with a network of more than 375 franchises and 22 company-owned customer service centers along with a distribution network of 150,000 outlets nationwide.