KARACHI: The Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) will hold its upcoming Couture Weekend, a unique high fashion event, on February 27 and 28 consecutively, showcasing collections by leading designers, with proceeds going to the cause of girls’ education.
PFDC officials in an announcement here said they have also collaborated with CARE Foundation, in their initiative with the government schools programme and under the arrangement proceeds from the PFDC Couture Weekend, at Lahore, will go to the two local schools.
CDG Girls High School, Bado Ki Sani and CDG Girls High School, Sitara Colony were said to be providing quality education to over 3,000 girls.
All the expenses incurred by Care on the infrastructure and set up of these schools to-date will be covered by PFDC.
The Council will also be funding the ongoing operations of these schools.
PFDC officials said the Council’s mission and objectives envisage Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as an important function of the organisation and that it has taken its first step to transform this vision to reality.
PFDC CSR project was claimed to signal the Council’s commitment towards nation building and joining hands with CARE in educating girls through Government School Programme.
PFDC established as a nonprofit organisation in September 2006, is an apex organisation body comprising designer members and corporate business members from across the country.
Whereas Care Foundation, was established in 1988, with firm resolve to put every child in school and provide them with quality, marketable education to ensure equality of opportunity to all. Today, CARE is providing quality education to over 175,000 students in 257 schools.