Current programs and primary and secondary education

Current programs and primary and secondary education

Engro Foundation is committed to improving the quality of education available to Pakistan’s children, particularly primary education. Over the years, Engro has developed strong partnerships with organisations such as The Citizens Foundation, Indus Resource Center and Care Foundation for supporting efforts to both raise standards of and make education more widely available.

Engro Foundation has adopted number of government schools. School Adoption program is running in different geographies where Engro businesses operate. This includes areas in Karachi, Sukkur, Ghotki, and Sahiwal districts. Engro currently sponsors 19 schools with a combined enrollment of over 2,300 students.

The Foundation also runs 11 primary schools in Katcha (riverine) belt of Ghotki district. Katcha areas pose unique challenges which make running primary schools far more challenging than in any other geography. Challenges include access as the area does not have roads and gets inundated every year, availability of teachers as people are rarely literate, and law and order situation, as the area is safe haven for outlaws due to its inaccessibility. Katcha school program is the only education program being run in the area. It currently enrolls more than 900 students providing these students their only access to high quality education. We also sponsor Sahara Community School in Daharki which is run by NGO managed by Engro Fertilizer employees voluntarily. Sahara school is imparting quality education to 350 students from underprivileged neighborhood.

No school, however, will amount to much without qualified teachers. To this end, Engro has sponsored a Training and Resource Centre (TARC) for teachers working at schools supported by our partner NGOs.

All told, Engro spent Rs 15.9 million on its efforts in education in the financial year 2010. At a total of 24 schools, Engro sponsors the education of 3,173 bright young minds who we hope will grow up to become the next generation of enlightened Pakistani leaders.