The Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation representatives met with the students prior to their NUS Summer Program on Economic and Enterprise Development. These eighteen students were selected after extensive interview sessions from 58 universities nationwide.
This is a two weeks summer program being held at the National University of Singapore (NUS).This program hosts undergraduate students from universities in various parts of the world and is an excellent opportunity for participants to learn about Singapore: how the smallest nation in Southeast Asia has progressed into a modern city-state and has grown into a thriving centre of commerce and industry. These students will also get an opportunity to learn about creative and innovative ideas to start their own business in future.
This is the 5th year Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation and Sajjad Foundation (Singapore) have been running the NUS Summer program on Economic and Enterprise Development as a continuous effort in making investments into various education initiatives in Pakistan. These Foundations annually sponsor the entire cost of the Pakistani students at this program as their endeavor to invest in education and to initiate and encourage entrepreneurship in the youth of today.
The Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation is a non-profit organization that has been working towards healthcare, education and social enterprise through sustainable development to underprivileged members of society with a special focus on women, minorities, children and disabled individuals. Foundation goal is to promote economic development and to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential. Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation also works nationally to provide immediate humanitarian relief during periods of crisis by delivering medical services, clean water, nutrition and housing to individuals displaced by natural calamities.
The selected participants are from Institute of Business Administration Karachi (IBA), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Institute of Business Management Karachi (IoBM), Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology Karachi (SZABIST), Karachi University (KU), National University of Science and Technology- School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Islamabad (NUST-SEECS), National University of Sciences and Technology Business School Islamabad (NUST-BS), National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES/FAST-Lahore), Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad (MAJU), Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar (IMS), Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Topi (GIKI), Pakistan Air Force- Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology Karachi (PAK-KIET), and National College of Arts Lahore (NCA).