Kids Entrepreneurship

KIDS ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM


PURPOSE

The basic purpose of this initiative was to educate the underprivileged. However what made our project stand out of the crowd was our definition of education. We believe that various NGOs are already spending time and resources on providing the textbook education facilities for these individuals; hence we focused our expertise towards a different perspective.

WHAT MAKES MAYMAR-E-MILLAT DIFFERENT?

Maymar-e-Millat aimed to provide not only textbook education but the sort of education that will help these students to develop themselves in skills. Reason why we felt this was an important thing to achieve was because of the challenges and problems we faced from the parents and caretakers of these individual students. The cultural background that these students come from treats them as young adults and expects them to spend most of their time and energy in earning whatever their skill sets allow them to, hence the 'chotay' culture. What their families require are short term gains and this is justified for people from these backgrounds as they need immediate fulfillment of their needs. Hence, they are not encouraged towards spending time on studying and self-development. Thus came in the concept of Kids Entrepreneurship.

IBA AMAN CED:

The AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is envisioned to play a strategic role in promoting entrepreneurship in Pakistan and to create a new breed of youth and professionals who believe in opportunity recognition and new venture creation. Its primary emphasis is to enable the new generation of Pakistani entrepreneurs to translate their ideas into enterprises. Accordingly, CED aims to support creation of new companies that add substantial jobs, incomes and revenues to Pakistan's economy.

Pakistan Cables:

Pakistan Cables, the country's oldest and most reputable cable manufacturer, was established over 5 decades ago in 1953 as a joint venture with BICC. In the subsequent six decades, Pakistan Cables has earned a reputation as a market leader and premier cable manufacturer in the country and a company that does not compromise on quality. Pakistan Cables has been listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange since 1955. In 2010 General Cable Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in cable manufacturing invested in Pakistan Cables by taking up a 25% equity stake in the company.

Pakistan Cables is part of the Chinoy Group of Companies, which includes International Industries (IIL) and International Steels Limited (ISL), as well as other interests in diverse businesses. The revenue of the group in 2012 was Rs. 35.4 billion. Pakistan Cables is ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified and is the only cable manufacturer in Pakistan to have its cables type tested by the world renowned KEMA Laboratory in Netherlands.

Pakistan Cables is an affiliate of General Cable, which is amongst the world's largest cable companies with revenue in 2011 of USD 5.8 billion. General Cable has a global presence with 57 plants in 26 countries including the US, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Brazil, China, Thailand, South Africa, and the Philippines.

The affiliation with General Cable gives Pakistan Cables several advantages over its competitors, including the ability to source almost any type of cable for customers, access to cutting edge technology, technical support & management best practices, procurement advantages and export opportunities. Hence Pakistan Cables is the only cable company in Pakistan with multinational affiliation and product quality to match the best in the world.

Oratoire:

A social initiative by Oratoire, Maymar-e-Millat has been established to give back to the community by serving those who have not been blessed enough to learn and practice from the beginning. We believe in collective growth and consider each and every member of society an integral part, thus by providing training of soft skills and motivation for learning and seeking education to the less privileged population of Pakistan, we attempt to fulfill our responsibility of serving society.

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