Daraz facilitates donation of USD 320,000 for flood relief efforts in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Mar. 17 (Gwadar Pro)- In response to the devastating floods that hit Pakistan last year, Daraz has announced that it will facilitate a donation of around USD 320,000 from its China-based parent company Alibaba Group to support efforts to rehabilitate communities affected by the disaster.
The donation will be made to The Citizens Foundation, a globally recognized and respected non-profit organization working since 1995 to provide quality education to the underserved population of the country. The funds will be utilized to build a school in the Badin District of Sindh for 180 children to resume their education at the earliest possible, and its upkeep for the next five years.
Ms. Pang Chunxue, Chargé d’affaires of China Embassy, Islamabad, appreciated this effort and shared, “I am very pleased to learn that Chinese Alibaba Group has committed to donate USD 320,000 to support rehabilitating communities affected by the floods, and feel more excited to know that the funds will be used to build a school in the Badin district of Sindh to accommodate 180 children to resume their studies. My special thanks also go to The Citizens Foundation for their facilitation and implementation.”
China and Pakistan have a tradition of helping each other and sharing weal and woe. In addressing the historical floods last year, China offered immediate support and assistance to Pakistan. It’s the accumulation of acts of kindness, as in this case the Alibaba Group and Daraz Pakistan, that our close bond continues to enhance and grow stronger over time.
Daraz Pakistan will be managing the overall partnership with The Citizens Foundation to govern the construction of the school and monitor the project’s progress on a monthly basis.