Empowering Youth and Serving Society
Microsoft Pakistan, under its Corporate Citizenship program for empowering youth and serving society, gave a USD300,000 software donation and latest technology access to AMAN Foundation; a local not for profit, working to champion dignity and choice through strategic interventions which are designed to be scalable, sustainable and capable of catalyzing systemic change for the undeserved of Pakistan in the areas of health and education.
The Microsoft Corporate Citizenship program is designed to support nonprofit organizations by giving affordable access to technology required in helping local communities and to help them to be efficient, effective and innovative in serving society.
Microsoft grant will support AMAN Foundation in its programs to work proactively for the cause of human development. This will assist the Foundation to technologically update its nutrition, education and healthcare programs including vocational training centers, Emergency Medical response (Aman Ambulances) and community health development. .
Speaking on the occasion, Amir Rao, Country Manager, Microsoft Pakistan said, “Microsoft is proud to work with more than 50,000 nonprofits around the world every year to provide them easy and affordable access to technology. Empowering youth and building a healthy and active society is one of our major goals. We spent USD 1 million last year in Pakistan for supporting NGOs (can we request MS Pakistan to change this to nonprofits), and this grant to AMAN is another step in building a strong, empowered and self-dependent society.”
Through the Microsoft Software Donation Program, eligible organizations can receive software donations to enhance social services and build a solid platform for constructing a self-dependent society.
Ahsan Jamil, CEO AMAN Foundation said, “We believe Microsoft’s corporate social responsibility program is thoughtful and strategic as they are leveraging their technology to add disproportionate value to an organsation like ours. This grant will help us upgrade our technological infrastructure to serve communities more efficiently and innovatively.”
“Aman and Microsoft’s partnership goes beyond just this giving, as we both can galvanize each other’s support which will help accelerate a bigger impact.”
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software – any time, any place and on any device.
Microsoft Pakistan opened its offices in 1999 with over 200 partners all over the country. MS Pakistan is Part of the NEPA subsidiary which comprises Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and the Palestinian authority. As the use of software and technology increases with the number of Pakistani companies and individuals depending on IT as part of their everyday life, the company is poised to thrive even more over the coming years.
Microsoft Corporation’s address on the World Wide Web is: www.microsoft.com
Microsoft Pakistan’s Web site is: www.microsoft.com/pakistan
About Aman Foundation
Aman Foundation is born out of the belief that Pakistani’s must take the lead in solving Pakistan’s problems, one city at a time beginning with Karachi. Aman has effectively seeded very promising models in healthcare, nutrition, and education. For example, it has established Pakistan’s largest vocational training institute, an Emergency Medical System comprising 100 well equipped lifesaving ambulances, and a 26-seat call center providing timely access to medical advice over the phone among many other efforts. Each effort is in significant demand. Moreover, each effort has been explicitly designed to be scalable, sustainable and capable of catalyzing systemic change.
Aman Foundation’s address on the World Wide Web: www.amanfoundation.org
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