Karachi: Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has provided free broadband services to Pakistan Sweet Homes, a non-profit organization established by the Bait-ul-Mal for the care of young orphans. In this way, PTCL will enable orphans to become contributing members of society.
Under the scheme, PTCL has provided high-speed broadband connectivity free of charge to 12 Sweet Homes located in all the four provinces for a period of three years. The Sweet Homes are in Sargodha, Gujrat, Okara, Attock, Karachi, Nawabshah, Mansehra, Mardan, Swat, Kohat, Zhob and Quetta.
Sikandar Naqi, Chief Business Development Officer PTCL, has reiterated the company’s goal towards achieving various social objectives and has emphasized the role the Broadband service will play in the mental development of the children.
“State-of-the-art ICT services will definitely help the Sweet Homes to transform children into individuals who are not only self-reliant and financially independent but who are also adept at social integration,” Naqi said.
“By providing an enabling environment, PTCL has encouraged the Sweet Homes children to learn and become better citizens,” he added. Pakistan Sweet Homes is a non-profit organization committed to the care and upbringing of nearly 100 orphans aged between 4 and six years. Located in various parts of the country, Sweet Homes offer food, clothing and shelter as well as free education, medical care and counselling/legal aid to young victims of violence and abuse.