For The Coca-Cola Company, education is one of
the keys to socioeconomic development, and we create, build and encourage
educational programs for students of all ages. Our programs focus on building
educational infrastructure; mentoring; school drop-out prevention; reading and
literacy; scholarships; business-education partnerships; and other local needs.
Support to education in Pakistan by The Coca-Cola Export Corporation
(TCCEC) extends from primary school level to university level. Our most
recent intervention has been the sponsorship of a new primary school in
Muzaffargarh, a less developed region of the country which was amongst the
hardest hit areas during the countrywide floods of 2010 and 2011. The school
has been constructed by The Citizens Foundation (TCF), a leading
education-sector NGO of Pakistan which operates over 750 schools throughout
Pakistan. TCF will be responsible for the school's operation and TCCEC will
continue to bear the operational costs for a number of years.
In line with the success of Coca-Cola TCF Campus Muzaffargarh,
second campus is being constructed in the district of Kasur, near Lahore. The
campus builds on the The Company’s commitment to education and well-being of
in 2005, TCCEC responded to the government's 'Adopt-a-School'
program, and adopted five government owned and operated primary and
secondary schools. Our support included building of classrooms
and play areas, providing furniture and fixtures, providing free books and
refurbishment of premises from time to time.
also regularly supports another education-sector NGO, The CARE Foundation,
for providing free education to underprivileged children of Punjab province.
The Coca-Cola Export Corporation (TCCEC) has set-up
an endowment fund (courtesy of The Coca-Cola Foundation) at Pakistan's leading
institution of higher education, the Lahore University of Management
Sciences (LUMS). The income from the endowment fund is
being used to cover the entire education cost for two students for a
four year undergraduate degree program at LUMS's School of Science
& Engineering. These students, Coca-Cola Scholars, were selected for support
purely on merit and belong to less privileged areas of Pakistan. One of
our Coca-Cola scholars has recently graduated in USA, securing a degree on PhD
from Carnegie Mellon University.
Below is an infographic which covers the support to Education
Portfolio of Coca-Cola Pakistan: