Mobilink Torchbearers take up Student Mentorship
Mobilink Foundation officially launched its ‘Teach to Transform’ (T2T) program by conducting a 90 mins mentorship session at Master Ayub’s Park School located at F-6, Islamabad. Under the program’s guidelines, Mobilink’s employee volunteers spent their time at the school by providing teaching support to students who were struggling academically, and required additional tuition. Jeffrey Hedberg, CEO – Mobilink, was also part of the volunteer team and dedicated his time to a book reading activity with the students. The activity was concluded after the distribution of necessary course books, self-help reading materials and stationery amongst students.
T2T is a student mentorship program that assigns Mobilink Torchbearers to under privileged schools across the country. Launched in 2013, it is yet another innovative corporate social responsibility initiative by the Mobilink Foundation. The pilot phase of the project was launched at the DSRA School in Karachi where 46 students benefited from the teaching assistance provided.
Commenting on this student mentorship program, Omar Manzur, Head of Corporate Communication – Mobilink stated, “Teach to Transform aims to academically assist students who are in need of slight guidance to remove their weaknesses, while also helping them realize the plethora of professional opportunities a sound education provides them with. For the past two years, we have expanded the reach of this initiative to impart education to students from deserving communities across Pakistan through our dedicated team of Torchbearers, and this year we will continue to expand its outreach.”
Following the initial success of this program, Mobilink has decided to include it in the annual CSR activities of the Mobilink Foundation. Through T2T, Mobilink Torchbearers tutor students in Math, English and Science, while also making them aware of the professional opportunities around them through higher education. Mobilink Foundation continues to work in the areas of education, environment and health to raise awareness, impart knowledge and contribute positively towards growth of the communities it operates within.