Two government schools in Karachi renovated under SSGC’s CSR initiative


Maj. (Retd.) Mohammad Akhtar senior general manager and other SSGC officials seen with Rehan Zafar member of Sindh Assembly at the event held at Major Ziauddin Abbasi Shaheed Government Secondary School, Nazimabad

KARACHI: SSGC considers education to be the key element in its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative and focuses on renovating and reconstructing government educational institutions through brick and mortar support.

This was reiterated by SSGC’s Sr. General Manager (Management Services), Major (R) Mohammad Akhtar, while addressing the teachers and pupils of Rashid Minhas Secondary School and Major Ziauddin Elementary School, located in Nazimabad #1 and # 2 respectively. Mr. Rehan Zafar, MPA, one of the legislators of the area, on whose recommendations the schools were renovated, inaugurated the renovation works in these schools as Chief Guest.

The schools were refurbished under SSGC’s CSR initiative for the year 2013-14 at a total cost of Rs. 5.3 million. The scope of the renovation work included construction of new rooms and washrooms, including screeding of roofs, internal and external plastering along with paint jobs in all class rooms and corridors, provision of electrical fittings and equipping them with new doors and windows.

SSGC’s DGM/Incharge (Corporate Communications), Shahbaz Islam while briefly outlining the salient features of the projects, thanked MPA Mr. Rehan Zafar, administrations of KMC and schools for collaborating well with the Company’s concerned teams. 

The MPA appreciated SSGC’s CSR initiatives and thanked its management for completing these projects on time. Mr. Babar Ali Khan, Director Education, KMC, and Dy. Director Education KMC (Liaquatabad Zone) Jawed Mustafa also addressed the audience and admired the professionalism of SSGC’s CSR and Civil Works teams involved in the re-construction of these schools.

Earlier, school children warmly welcomed the guests.  Also present on the occasion were Kamran Nagi, GM (Projects and Construction), Asghar Sahto DGM (P&C), Salman A. Siddiqui, DGM (Corporate Communications). Muhammad Ali Gohar, Dy. Chief Manager (CCD) and incharge of CSR unit who organized the inaugural ceremonies with his team, was also the master of ceremony.