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Ferozsons & BF Biosciences Limited in the Community

Corporate Social Responsibility

 

Ferozsons’ corporate vision at the very outset involved creating a better world for people around us. It is strongly indoctrinated in our value system to ensure the welfare of people and the communities we operate in. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) vision is focused on supporting activities that sustain a healthy, educated, and humane society. In addition to various relief efforts and lending financial assistance, we are a company that believes in the intellectual growth of the society so it is pivotal for us to support creative expression through art, education and literature.

 

Ferozsons invests significantly to support activities focused on uplifting healthcare for communities by working closely with hospitals, patients and other healthcare and non-profit organizations. Our aim is to contribute in improving the health outcomes for the people of Pakistan. Our disease focused strategies such as Hepatitis C elimination is in line with the country’s goals under the World Health Assembly charter that Pakistan is a signatory to and which promises to eliminate the disease from the world by year 2030.

 

By associating ourselves to initiatives that aim at socio-economic and cognitive uplift of people, we are striving to improve their lives and lead the country towards progress and development. Following are a few initiates we are proud to support, many of which are regularly supported by Ferozsons Laboratories year on year.

National Outreach Programme (NOP) Scholarships, LUMS

Ferozsons annually supports the National Outreach Programme (NOP) of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Our scholarship endowment fund supports need-based scholarships for NOP students at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science & Engineering and the Mushtaq Gurmani School of Humanities & Social Sciences at LUMS. The NOP Scholarships Programme is designed to fully fund the educational expenses of the undergraduate programmes at LUMS for students with exceptional Matriculation and FA/FSc results.
We encourage visitors to our website to also consider supporting the LUMS National Outreach Programme. Click here to learn more about this exceptional project.lums nop

Young Writers Workshop, LUMS 

A balanced society needs writers and artists as no less than it needs scientists, entrepreneurs and engineers. To help encourage the craft of creative writing in Pakistan, Ferozsons Laboratories Limited is proud to support LUMS for it’s the annual Young Writers Story Competition & Workshop where writers between the ages of 18 to 26 are invited to submit stories in a national competition. 8 winners are then selected to participate in a one week, expense-paid residential workshop at LUMS, taught by faculty member and internationally published writer Bilal Tanweer. Each workshop features a guest writer. Some of these writers include Mohsin Hamid, award-winning author of Moth Smoke and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Musharraf Ali Farooqui, a Harvard University South Asia Institute Fellow and author of novels Between Clay and Dust (Finalist, Man Asia Literary Prize 2012), and The Story of a Widow (Finalist, DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, 2008; long listed for IMPAC/Dublin Literary Prize). 

Khalid Waheed Campus, The Citizens Foundation

Education is one of our primary focus areas. In memory of the founding Chief Executive of Ferozsons Laboratories Limited, Mr. Khalid Waheed, the Company together with members of family has funded the establishment of the TCF Khalid Waheed Campus at Kot Addu, Muzzafargarh. With 10% of the world's population of children deprived of primary schooling residing in Pakistan, primary education remains one of our greatest obstacles towards development. The company also supports TCF annually in promoting access to primary education through funding and sponsorships of various projects and events.

Ferozsons Laboratories Limited is proud to support The Citizens Foundation (TCF) in its efforts to make primary education accessible to the underprivileged. Visitors wishing to find out more on how support the Citizens Foundation are encouraged to click here.tcf

Lahore Literary Festival

In line with our commitment to encourage literature, creative expression and art in the country, Ferozsons Laboratories is amongst the list of supporters of Lahore Literary Festival held annually. The fifth edition of the annual LLF held in February 2017 was supported by Ferozsons Laboratories Limited amongst other sponsors.

The free and open-to-public event featured prominent writers, historians, artists and key opinion leaders from home and abroad, who in a series of introspective and insightful discussions touched upon different facets of the socio-political changes unfolding in the world.

Being an organization committed to the welfare of our people, we are delighted to have been a part of this exciting initiative. Ferozsons continues to support art and literary ventures that help in creating a more open and humane society.

For further details about the event click here.llf

Art breathes life in clinical settings

Ferozsons has been working closely with artists and the art community over the years to explore how it can play a positive role in clinical settings. Projects utilizing art for improved healthcare were carried out including the patient’s ward at Mayo Hospital in Lahore and patient’s waiting area at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center in Karachi. Both these projects make an effort to bring a pleasant change to the otherwise mundane environs of the hospitals. A new project with the help of Ziauddin University Hospital is now complete that has painted the kid’s play area in an exciting mélange of colours. Adeela Suleman, Head of the Department of Fine Arts at the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture says, “All over the world hospitals are turning to art as part of a broader push to create a therapeutic and healing environment. Studies show that visual art can help reduce stress, anxiety for patients and increase satisfaction with care.” The children play area at the main campus of Ziauddin hospital in Karachi and the Pediatric ward are beneficiaries of this artistic overhaul.

Art for Humanity, National College of Arts

Art for Humanity is a unique collaboration between BF Biosciences Limited and the National College of Arts, Lahore. Under this partnership, BF Biosciences Limited provides need-based scholarships for students attending NCA. In exchange, the college has agreed to include in its curriculum an annual field elective, in which 3rd year students and NCA faculty work with the company to improve the environment in a public sector hospital through the use of art. Our first elective, conducted in 2012, took place at the Oncology Ward of Mayo Hospital Lahore. NCA Scholarships page https://www.nca.edu.pk/Awards-Scholarships. For further details on this initiative, click here.