Syngenta Pakistan Limited, a leading agriculture innovation and technology company – providing crop protection, biologicals, seeds, crop enhancement products and digital services to millions of Pakistani farmers, has pledged a donation of PKR 3 million to The Citizens Foundation (TCF) for the rehabilitation of TCF school in Badin district of Sindh province which was impacted by the recent floods.

In 2022, Pakistan witnessed unprecedented heavy rains and super floods which have caused devastation across the country. The education sector was not an exception to this havoc whereby over 2 million children were left without education as floods destroyed 27000 schools. The longer the schools remain closed, the greater the risk of children dropping out of school and facing learning losses emerge.

In Badin alone, over 250,000 people and approximately 48,800 families have been badly affected due to floods. Syngenta Pakistan, being a socially responsible organization, has stepped up to support the cause of education in partnership with TCF.

The donation cheque was handed over to TCF at a ceremony held in Karachi which was attended by Syngenta’s regional and country leadership teams along with the management of TCF. Speaking on the occasion, Zeeshan Hasib Baig – General Manager Syngenta Pakistan – stated: “We are excited to partner with TCF to support them in educating children from the farming community, which was severely impacted by the 2022 floods.

We are very confident that these children will do well and contribute back for the betterment of their local communities and Pakistan.”  Bushra Afzal from TCF said: “TCF is on a mission to provide education to the underserved communities in Pakistan. Syngenta Pakistan’s support for the rehabilitation of our school in Badin will help in making a difference today and for generations to come.”

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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