Published on February 11th, 2011 | by Babar Bhatti5
Karo Mumkin: The Power of Ideas
Many of us have been keeping an eye on Karo Mumkin project. The Telenor Pakistan’s Karo Mumkin initiative aims at helping people
realize possibilities. As we all know, there are plenty of good ideas around. Its all about execution. Telenor Pakistan has announced the next phase of its ‘Karo Mumkin’ initiative. The two winning ideas that emerged from the recently concluded campaign will now be turned into projects and launched later this year. To implement their ideas, the two winners will establish NGO’s with the names ‘Sabz’ and ‘Edvolution’.
At a press conference held at Telenor Pakistan’s head office, the two winners shared details of their projects. Fariha Ambreen spoke about her project ‘Recycle Paper to Provide Notebooks to Schools for Under Privileged Children’ while Abdul Haq Mohiuddin gave details about his project ‘Donate Rs100 from your Monthly Salary to Make Education Possible for Street Children’. The two will work with project consultants and auditors Earnest & Young.
Talking about the Karo Mumkin projects, Usman Javaid, Director Marketing Telenor Pakistan said: “Telenor Pakistan is providing the funds, the means and the tools needed for the projects to reach completion with the confidence that they will benefit the people of Pakistan. It has been a fulfilling journey and I am sure the spirit will inspire others to launch similar initiatives.”
Fariha Ambreen, one of the project owners, said: “It has been a gratifying experience to work on the project with Telenor Pakistan. I am in talks with 50-plus organizations which will become collection points for waste paper; I have already spoken with a premium packaging company in Lahore to convert the waste paper into notebooks. I am now looking at schools where the notebooks will be provided.”
Abdul Haq Mohiuddin, the other project owner, said: “With Telenor Pakistan’s help and the project management consultants, I have been able to turn my idea into reality. I plan to launch a website to help people donate online and through easypaisa services. Considering that on an average 1800 students graduate from a university every year, imagine the possibilities if they would donate just Rs100 from their monthly
salary for this cause.”
The hope is that these initiatives and NGOs eventually become self-sustaining. Telenor Pakistan representatives will act as advisory
members on the Board of Trustees.
Telenor Pakistan’s Karo Mumkin show began airing in July 2010 and was designed to enable people to turn a patriotic idea into reality. The Karo Mumkin show asked audiences to send in their ideas by responding to the question ‘Where Do You See Pakistan in the Future?’ Over 24,000 ideas were received of which two were selected by a jury panel.