Corporate Social Responsibility
Shafi Group is committed to the realization of its corporate social responsibility through community philanthropy. In every group company, Shafi Group aims to foster a culture of care, trust and continuous learning while meeting the expectations of its employees and improving the quality of life of our workforce. For the community at large, Shafi Group contributes towards an educated, healthy and safe Pakistan. Shafi Group generously contributes to improving the standard of literacy, basic health facilities and a cleaner environment. Shafi Group very actively participates in the education of the less privileged in our society. The Group has taken this task upon it as a personal mission and has set up Colleges and Schools to provide education free or at an affordable cost to the underprivileged. Details of our contributions towards CSR are as below:
OUR CURRENT INITIATIVES
MUHAMMAD SHAFI TRUST
With the belief that an educated and healthy society can ensure sustainable development and character building of the nation, the Shafi Group established the “Muhammad Shafi Trust” in April of 1991.
Muhammad Shafi Trust has constructed and also operates under its supervision the Muhammad Shafi Educational Complex in Karachi which offers primary, secondary, and technical education to almost a thousand children.
ZAKIA BEGUM IQRA PRIMARY SCHOOL
The Zakia Begum Iqra Primary School is a purpose-built campus totally financed and freely run by the Shafi Group at Gulberg Town, Factory Area, Sheikhupura (Punjab). All books, Tuition Fees, and other administrative expenses are borne by the Directors of Shafi Group.
MUHAMMAD SHAFI TRUST SCHOLARSHIPS
The Muhammad Shafi Trust announces scholarships to talented and deserving students of different colleges and universities in Punjab and Sindh. Moreover, it also provides financial assistance to a number of government schools working in remote areas in the district of Lasbella. It has a stitching training center for women, and it helps them earn for their families.
GREEN CRESCENT TRUST - THE WATER PROJECT
The Shafi Group has partnered with the Green Crescent Trust in providing access to water and improved sanitation to people living in the water-scarce Tharparkar region. Clean water means health, income and education for the entire village. With this project, each village we engage in gets their own well, providing a safe and reliable source of clean drinking water right outside their homes. The trust has initiated 650 water projects with over 190,000 beneficiaries and it aims to install Water Projects at all 2,300 villages of Tharparkar.
SAEEDA NASEEM SHAFI LRBT EYE HOSPITAL
Keeping with its tradition of excellence, efficiency, and compassion for all, the Shafi Group partnered with the Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust (LrBt) to launch the Saeeda Naseem Shafi “LRBT” Eye Hospital in Chiniot, Punjab.
Committed to creating a better Pakistan by preventing the suffering caused by blindness and other eye ailments, the newly inaugurated hospital provides state-of-the-art comprehensive free eye-care for the poor and deserving people of the Chiniot and adjoining areas including Faisalabad, Sargodha, and Jhang.
HEALTH AND COMMUNITY
Shafi Group is very sensitive towards the health conditions of its workers as well as the community. Each year, Shafi Group initiates inter-departmental sports, namely Shafi Memorial Sports Festivals, where indoor and outdoor competitions provide a very healthy environment for its employees. Trophies are given to the winning teams of these contests.
Shafi Group extends its medical facility beyond First Aid and Social Security and goes for the reimbursement of medical treatment and maternity expenses incurred to families of workers. Besides this, Shafi Group each year donates funds to numerous charitable institutions and hospitals like Shoukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (Lahore), Agha Khan Hospital (Karachi), Gulab Devi Chest Hospital (Lahore), etc. for the cure of patients of cancer, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
To raise the standard of living of community members, Shafi Group extends interest-free loans on a need-basis to workers. It also provides discounts on financing the traveling facilities to the workers. Furthermore, Shafi Group also gives monthly stipends to deserving persons like widows, ill, and poor students to help them in their needs and raise the standard of their living.