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25004020: Rotary Funding helps Telenor Pakistan Cell Phone Project

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  • sunilkzach
    Jan 29, 2014
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      Rotary Funding helps Telenor Pakistan Cell Phone Project.

      Rotary's Pakistan National Polio Plus Committee (PNPPC) objective to intensify interventions for Polio Eradication in the Country and more specifically in Polio High Risk areas to develop and facilitate  e – monitoring system through cell phones in order to reach more children. This innovative step to reach children under five years will be executing through the implementing partner, the Mother & Neonatal Child Health (MNCH), Government of Sindh and Telenor Pakistan as Communication partner.

      This intervention will initially benefit the project Community Based Workers (CBWs) of the MNCH project by providing 552 Cell Phones and their connections to CBWs to cover as many missed children and refusals in their catchment areas and expand Routine Immunization.

      The first step of the Cell phone Project was to procure 552 Cell Phones and Network Connections from the selected Cellular Company ie; Telenor Pakistan. The Funds for this matching grant came from The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and we thankful to Rotary Club Baroda Metro, India  and Rotary Club Karachi Kolachi, Pakistan for sponsoring this matching grant.

      An MoU signing Ceremony for Cell Phone project held in Islamabad on January 27, 2014 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad. The Telenor Pakistan hosted the ceremony. The ceremony headed by PDG Aziz Memon , National Chair Pakistan National Polio Plus Committee and Mr. Irfan Wahab Khan  Chief Marketing Officer / Vice President, Telnor Pakistan.

      The Rotary was represented by DG Iftikhar Ahmed, PDG Pervaiz Ahsan, DGE Dr Mansoor  ul Haq, PP Zahiruddin, DGN Sajid Bhatti, President Tayyaba Gul, Rtn Zaheer Uddin, Rtn Moazam Khan and Project Manager Asher Ali.

      The Telenor Pakistan was represented by  Muhammad Umair ,Director Sales & Distribution, Commercial, Shahzad Najam, Director Business Solutions, Commercial / Sales & Distribution, Nauman Ahmed    Regional Manager Business Solutions/Commercial, Sales & Distribution,  Mansoor Ahmed,  Regional AM Business Solutions, Commercial/  Sales & Distribution, Hassnain Sarwar ,  Regional Business Solutions Specialist, Commercial   Sales & Distribution,  Hammad Iftikhar , Regional Backend Support Specialist, Commercial  -  Sales & Distribution

      PDG Aziz Memon gave the detail of polio outbreak in the country and contribution of Rotary to make polio free Pakistan. He highlighted the significance of Cell Project and its efficacy to cover as many children for eradication of Polio. He said, the project will initially cover 05 districts in Sindh with the collaboration of MNCH Project, Govt. of Sindh. Upon successful results it may be replicated in other polio high risk districts especially in KPK.

      Commenting about the initiative, Irfan Wahab Khan  said; Telenor Pakistan is proud to be a part of this great initiative by Rotary Pakistan and he commend them for this gesture. Community based projects like these have far reaching impact on our coming generations and make the most of people that we have at our disposal. He said Telenor Pakistan is pleased to participate in the noble cause of eradication of polio from Pakistan. He said that it is their social responsibility to facilitate the project to gain its objectives, for this Telenor offered very competitive packages for the Community Based Workers to provide humanitarian services. He added that Telenor Pakistan will provide quality services throughout its tenure.

      An MoU was signed between Telenor Pakistan and Pakistan National Polio Plus Committee. Irfan Wahab Khan  Chief Marketing Officer / Vice President, Telenor Pakistan and PDG Aziz Memon, National Chair, Pakistan National Polio Plus Committee signed the MoU.

      Irfan Wahab Khan  Chief Marketing Officer / Vice President, Telenor Pakistan paid vote of thanks to all Rotarians and PDG Aziz Memon for their bold step to cover more population under five years of age in Pakistan.


      Asher Ali

      Project Manager, Pakistan National Polio Plus Committee

      Courtesy: www.eflashonline.org