Engro Foundation hosted the “I Am The Change” award distribution ceremony in Islamabad
Engro Foundation hosted the I Am The Change (IATC) awards ceremony for 2017 recepients in Islamabad on March 6, 2018. IATC looks to empower organizations to make a large and sustainable impact in the social sector of Pakistan by aiding institutions that have joined forces in a relentless pursuit of shaping a better tomorrow, as they strive for change through long-term investments in the two areas of Social Development and Social Enterprise. The recipients in each category were awarded PKR 2 million after jurors’ decision. Event was attended by various development specialists, multilateral organizations, corporate executives and the senior management of the Engro group. On behalf of ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF), Engr. Khalil Raza Scientific Officer and Mr. Ghulam Abbas Rahar Assistant Director attended the ceremony.
In the category of Social Development, the award was given to Digital Rights Foundation which focuses on making online spaces more secure and inclusive while at the same time supporting humans rights and improving digital governance. The recipient in the category of Social Enterprise was Daachi Foundation which gives artisans an opportunity to interact with urban customers while at the same time preserving Pakistani art and crafts. The runners up of IATC 2017 were Poverty Eradication Initiative and Health and Rural Development Balochistan for Social Development and Rizq and Tech Valley Abbotabad for Social Enterprise. The organizations were selected by a respected independent jury of social development and business leaders.
Addressing the audience, Aman-ul-Haque, Head of Engro Foundation, said, “We strongly believe in investing in social development by inspiring change and supporting organizations who are solving social problems in Pakistan. Our business strategies, too, are aligned with our vision of creating a sustainable future for the country by contributing to the initiatives driven through Engro Foundation such as inclusive business in agriculture, livelihood enhancement, education, water advocacy and women empowerment”.