Systems Limited Joins Hands with the Citizens Foundation to Enable Education for Underprivileged Students

CEO Mr. Asif Peer has announced a new initiative of Systems Limited where the company will collaborate with The Citizens Foundation (TCF) to provide underprivileged students a chance to attain formal education. As part of the company’s CSR drive, the initiative is geared towards promoting meaningful educational programs that bring about an empowering social impact for the community.

The first-of-its-kind initiative will see Pakistan’s premier technology organization join hands with one of the largest privately owned networks of low-cost formal schools in Pakistan. It all started with the exchange of Eid greeting letters between the management of Systems Limited and TCF students. While the letters exchanged warm, positive messages of staying hopeful during these testing times, one of them revealed a student’s wish to have a secondary school in his hometown of Burewala, Punjab, so that he could pursue his studies further. This wholesome exchange was picked up by the social media influencers like Dua Amjad, Tasmiah Khan, Hibbah Waqar, Haddiya Azer and Kompal Iqbal, and ultimately resulted in Systems Limited’s management deciding to help these young children fulfill their dreams.

“I’m committing to you all that we’ll be building a school in Burewala with TCF, who have done wonders in educating masses of needy kids. We would like to participate in their initiative and this won’t be the only school. We’ll continue doing this because this is our future and as a responsible organization, we will continue to do such CSR activities,” said Asif Peer in a heartfelt video response to Dua Amjad, who is famous on social media for her strong association with the education sector.

Literacy plays a huge role in the development and progress of any country. It strengthens the youth with knowledge, which fuels a culture of innovation and growth. At just 58%, Pakistan’s literacy rate is low as compared to the neighboring countries China (80%), India (74%), and Iran (85%). This considerably limits opportunities towards acquiring skills and technical knowledge to achieve higher productivity and financial growth. Over 60% of Pakistan’s total population resides in rural areas which don’t have proper access to formal education. Such initiatives are instrumental in promoting education and increasing the country’s overall literacy rate which will result in better employment opportunities and economic growth.

 

About Systems Limited

Founded in 1977, Systems Limited is a leading global technology and business process outsourcing services provider. The company prides itself on being the country’s biggest IT exporter for 2019 and recipient of the Forbes Asia’s 200 Best Under A Billion Award 2020. Since its inception, Systems has constantly reinvented itself by quickly acquiring expertise in new technologies to stay ahead of the curve. With over 3500 employees globally, the company creates specialized solutions that help its clients around the world drive business results. This has made Systems the most valuable company for digital transformation, IT and BPO & Contact Center services in Pakistan, and among its top-tier global clientele that includes Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 1000 companies.

 

About The Citizens Foundation (TCF)

The Citizens Foundation (TCF) is a non-profit organization and one of the largest privately owned networks of low-cost formal schools in Pakistan. Established in 1995, the Foundation operates a network of 1,652 school units, educating 266,000 students through 12,000 teachers and principals, with over 17,400 employees. With nearly 94% of the Foundation’s expenditure allocated to the Education program, TCF has taught reading and writing to over 120,000 adults through its literacy and numeracy skill development program.

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