IBA Karachi and OGDCL partnered to launch the Talent Hunt Program for promoting diversity
Karachi: Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi and the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch the IBA OGDCL Talent Hunt Program for creating opportunities for students in marginalized communities. The program will be a joint initiative between the IBA and OGDCL, aimed at providing quality education, financial assistance, and mentoring to deserving students belonging from the selected districts* of Pakistan.
The program will target students from underprivileged backgrounds, with a focus on those who are financially disadvantaged and lack access to quality education.
The OGDCLTHP program will be a fully funded scholarship scheme that aims to provide education to deserving students in various fields, including business, social sciences, mathematics, and computer science. The program will offer financial assistance to cover tuition fees, living expenses, and other academic expenses.
In addition to financial support, the program will also offer mentorship and career guidance to students. This will be done through a network of industry experts and senior professionals who will mentor the students, helping them to develop their skills and make informed decisions about their careers.
Dr. S Akbar Zaidi, Executive Director IBA, expressed that the IBA was delighted to partner with OGDCL to launch the IBA OGDCL Talent Hunt Program and said, “This initiative is a reflection of our commitment to promoting quality education and providing equal opportunities to students from marginalized communities. We believe that by investing in these students, we can help create a better future for them and Pakistan.”
Mr. Zia Salahuddin, Executive Director of OGDCL, also expressed his enthusiasm for the program and stated that “Empowering local communities and transforming lives is the core aim of Corporate Social Responsibility at OGDCL”.
The program is expected to have a significant impact on the lives of students from marginalized communities, providing them with the opportunity to achieve their dreams and contribute to the development of the country.