Jubilee Life Insurance, the leading life insurance company in the private sector of Pakistan collaborated with Charter for Compassion Pakistan, a not-for-profit in the development sector, for the initiative of the Collaborative Libraries Project (CLP). Today marks the completion of this project, under which they have established 25 libraries across different schools located in the underserved areas of Karachi.
The Collaborative Libraries Project (CLP) is part of the Compassionate Karachi (CK) movement which is a broader initiative with the vision of promoting quality education for all. The objective behind the initiative was to identify and build libraries in schools where the concept of a library is unknown to children and in the process, inculcate the habit of reading and as a result, develop compassion in the younger generation. Setting up these libraries was divided into three phases; development of the library, employee engagement initiative, and handing over to the school.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Javed Ahmed, MD & CEO, Jubilee Life Insurance stated “The importance of reading is well known to all of us. We stand here today due to the knowledge we have acquired over the years and knowing this it is our duty to give back and make the effort towards bringing all societies of the country at par. With this initiative, we hope to form the habit of reading among these children and offer them a platform for faster growth”
Adding to this, Mr. Amin Hashwani, founder – Charter for Compassion said “Only through the support extended towards this initiative by the esteemed organisation Jubilee Life Insurance, we have managed to make it a success. We are happy to have partnered with a respected organization like Jubilee Life and bring benefit to our society. This initiative has been a journey that we are proud of and especially now as we are seeing these children gain knowledge from this.”
Jubilee Insurance is a global brand of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) that offers diverse insurance solutions (life, health, and general) in the Asian and East African markets. Jubilee Life in Pakistan offers a uniquely designed range of life and health insurance plans, catering to various customer segments and needs. These include retirement, child education, marriage, saving & protection, wealth accumulation, life insurance plans for women, rural insurance plans and life and health insurance solutions for the less privileged of our country.
The Charter for Compassion Pakistan is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action as the center of our lives. Charter for Compassion Society of Pakistan (CfC) aims to create a vibrant, peaceful, and compassionate society through the creation of innovative programs, education, and training on compassionate thought and action.