Nestlé facilitated school opens in Basti Allahbad, Kabirwala

To Press Releases listMultan,May 16, 2016

Nestlé Pakistan inaugurated the newly constructed Government Primary School at Basti Allahbad, a community located near the Nestlé Kabirwala Factory.

Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, the Minister of Labour & Human Resource, Government of Punjab, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Also present were Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Pakistan, Faisal Nadeem, Manager Nestlé Kabirwala Factory and members of the Kabirwala Factory management. A large number of people from Basti Allahbad also attended the inauguration ceremony.

The Basti Allahbad Government Primary School will provide quality education to the children of the community and surrounding areas. Nestlé Pakistan has built 5 classrooms, the principal’s office, 3 washrooms and a guardroom at the school and has provided filtered drinking water. It has also provided furniture.

Speaking on the occasion, Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, said: “I really appreciate the contribution that Nestlé Pakistan is making for the uplift of the communities it operates in. I laud the fact that the school will bring the light of education to Basti Allahbad and the surrounding areas. Nestlé Pakistan is certainly doing a great service to the cause of education and they deserve all praise for their efforts.”

Nestlé Pakistan’s Waqar Ahmad said: “Nestlé Pakistan is continuously trying to improve the quality of livelihoods of the communities in our operational areas. This has earlier been done in the form of clean drinking water facilities as well as construction of other schools in the areas around our Kabirwala Factory. Creating Shared Value is how we do business; we want to create value for our shareholders but also for the communities. We will continue such efforts.”

Nestlé Pakistan has constructed 3 new Clean Drinking Water facilities in Khanewal, Kabirwala and Village Allahabad earlier this year. Some 30,000 people living in the area now have free access to clean drinking water. Nestlé Pakistan is also maintaining the plants to ensure consistency of quality drinking water. The company has also taken its nutrition education programme, Nestlé Healthy Kids, to a Punjab Workers Welfare Board school in Multan.

The company is in the process of developing a Vocational Training Institute in Basti Allahbad for women in the area, where they will be provided sewing and stitching training free of cost.

About Nestlé Pakistan

Nestlé Pakistan is the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company in Pakistan; meeting and exceeding all the international standards in manufacturing of their products. Nestlé Pakistan believes in creating shared value for the communities in which it operates with the focus being on Nutrition, Water and Rural Development. Nestlé Pakistan works with more than 150,000 farmers for collecting milk and engages in a number of rural development programs for community development.

For further information, please contact:
Aatekah Mir-Khan
Corporate Media Relations Manager, Nestlé Pakistan
Cell: 042-35988119
Email: aatekahahmad.mirkhan@PK.nestle.com

Farah Asim
Account Director, CMC
Cell: 0345-2022060
Email: f.asim@cmc.com.pk

 

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