United We Reach (UWR) and National
University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) have arrived at a joined
understanding by signing an MOU to further the cause of education and economic
development. UWR is a non-profit organization working for educational equity through
the use of modern day technological resources. NUST is a world-class higher
educational institution of Pakistan, which aims to offer a wide and
comprehensive range of academic programs to support the same.
The event was presided by Rector NUST,
and the participants included higher officials including the Pro Rectors,
Registrar, General Manager University Advancement Office, and Ms. Sabahat Rafiq
from United We Reach. Ms. Sabahat briefly talked about the positive societal
and economic impact this collaboration can create.
An understanding between the two
parties has been materialized where United We Reach will support academic
expenses of 92 students from financially challenged backgrounds in order for
them to achieve their educational aspirations. Pro-Rector (F&I) on behalf
of NUST and Ms. Sabahat on behalf of UWR signed the MOU pledging USD 2 million in
endowment and USD 0.27 million in annual fund. With this initiative, 92 students
qualifying the criteria, every year, at NUST will have the opportunity to
attain world-class higher education on financial assistance.
Both parties have agreed to
collaborate and further the already established ecosystem at NUST by investing
in technological advancement, entrepreneurship, innovation, and community services.
Moreover, it has also been proposed that commercially viable research and
student projects will be supported by UWR and brought into the prototype development
and entrepreneurial stages.
NUST and UWR seek to move forward in
making this relationship cast a sustainable impact on educational,
entrepreneurial, and community service infrastructure of Pakistan.