The creator of world’s first neuro-chip, Pakistani born Canadian Neuro Scientist, Prof. Dr. Naweed Imam Syed was honored at a special ceremony held at a local hotel in Karachi recently. The Hunar Foundation, Pakistan’s leading non-profit organization in the private sector with a strong focus on vocational and technical training and future technology, was the organizer while Pakistan’s leading steel manufacturer, Amreli Steels was the Sponsor of the event.
On this occasion, Mr. Mehboob Ali Shaikh a renowned humanitarian activist and global ambassador of THF expressed that THF was deeply committed to its vision of Creating A Skilled Pakistan and is spreading its essence all over Pakistan thus helping and empowering young men and women to adopt skills and lead a dignified life without economic stress. Also, the youth will be able to support their families and realize the importance of skills and education thus leading to a new generation of skilled and educated Pakistanis.
Furthermore, the Chairman of Amreli Steels and founding member of The Hunar Foundation in his welcome address expressed his happiness that seeing the youth in the ceremony was a moment of pride as they are the future of Pakistan. He said that the idea of Hunar Foundation was the brainchild of five likeminded friends including himself as it would help the youth to uplift their families from poverty. He added that while THF has already established eight campuses nationwide and three more were in the planning, he stressed that THF requires the support of the society and the masses, because we should realize that we pass through this world but once and hence we should give back to the people to remove poverty and uplift the poor.
Also, a young student of THF CVI Campus, Karachi, Maheen Ilyas related her experience as to how she came to know about The Hunar Foundation and it helped to transform her life and made her the confident and ambitious person that she is today.
The evening then was addressed by the legendary scientist Prof. Dr. Naweed Imam Syed who expressed his thanks and appreciated the efforts of THF in the noble cause of uplifting the poor through vocational training and added that the youth is our treasure and the future of this country. He encouraged the youth to come forward and take up the mantle to lead the country towards a bright future. Dr. Naweed then explained the infinite potential of the brain, talked about mindfulness and how the functions of the brain can be used to harness disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence and create a transformation for success. He also expressed his desire of partnering with THF to create a new generation of innovative and intelligent Pakistani professionals in the field of science and technology. Present on this occasion were the THF Board Members including Mr. Adnan Asdar, Mr. Tariq Mian, Mr. Hafeez Mastoor, COO of THF Mr. Ali Faraz and the marketing teams of Amreli Steels and The Hunar Foundation. The evening also witnessed the presence of distinguished business men and entrepreneurs while prominent media personalities were also present.
The Hunar Foundation (THF) is Pakistan’s leading NGO in the private sector embarked on a mission to provide school graduates and other young adults with international standard vocational training that meets the expectations of the market, leading to employment or small business creation – and eventually economic freedom and empowerment. THF offers this opportunity to the underprivileged and marginalized segments of society where the need is more urgent. THF offers the students a high quality learning environment of international standards. The workshops are well equipped with tools and the courses designed to meet industry requirements. This ensures a high degree of employability for THF graduates. At present, THF has eight operational institutes across Pakistan which produced 8000 skilled graduates (Boys and Girls) since 2010.