AkzoNobel Pakistan Ltd., a leading global paints and coatings company has joined hands with the Akhuwat to support the education of underprivileged youth in Pakistan. The agreement signing ceremony was held at the Akhuwat University and was graced by Mr. Mubassher Omar, Chief Executive Officer of AkzoNobel Pakistan Limited and Dr. Amjad Saqib, Founder of Akhuwat.

For AkzoNobel, sustainable business means putting people and communities in Pakistan first. Through this latest social partnership, AkzoNobel Pakistan joins Akhuwat University in a mission to empower meritorious students with quality education. Leveraging the power of paint, AkzoNobel has already donated over 3,400 liters of paint worth € 14,500 to make learning environment more conducive and inspiring. Further, AkzoNobel experts will helm mentorship sessions and the company also promote employability of the students by offering internships in AkzoNobel.

“As a responsible corporate company, AkzoNobel Pakistan Limited firmly believes in contributing to making quality education accessible to all. Our partnership with Akhuwat for the upcoming University is a testimony that ‘AkzoNobel Cares’ for the youth and the future of Pakistan.” says Mr. Mubassher Omar, Chief Executive Officer, AkzoNobel Pakistan Limited.

Akhuwat University, which is under construction, will be the first of its kind – A No Fee Residential University where students from all over Pakistan will be selected based on merit and will be provided free quality higher education. The aim of the Akhuwat university is to provide quality education to young people who are financially unable to afford education and enable a circle of reciprocity in society by instilling the values of hard work and the importance of giving back to society.

To find out more about AkzoNobel’s contribution to supporting local communities, visit www.akzonobel.com/Sustainability