Zong’s ‘New Hope’ Volunteers Visit SOS Village in Islamabad
Zong’s ‘New Hope’ volunteers took a leading part in spending a day with the children that were the victims of the 2005 earthquake at SOS village located in the federal capital, Islamabad.
Northern areas of Pakistan suffered the most devastating earthquake of its history on October 8th, 2005. The death toll reached up to 100,000 and over 3.5 million people were homeless on this disastrous situation. According to the government surveys, almost 19,000 children lost their lives in the massive earthquake, the majority of them died in result of collapse of school buildings.
At the 11th anniversary of this tragic incident, Zong’s ‘New Hope’ volunteers joined them at SOS village in the commemoration prayers for the victims who lost their lives and distributed gifts among orphans. They served lunch to the children and made an interaction by multiple playing activities. Furthermore, they spent an extra amount of time to decorate children’s classrooms. The activity conducted by Zong proved to be a success with the children as the ‘New Hope’ volunteers brought back the smiles on children’s faces.
Over the last few years, Zong has been playing an ethical role, fulfilling its social responsibility and aims to deliver its responsibilities back to the society when needed. Under the organizational program of ‘A New Hope’ Zong recently launched its Employee Volunteer Program that motivated employees to donate hours for volunteer activities, therefore, eradicating societal problems by playing their responsible part as an organization. Zong’s program aims for a welfare of underprivileged segments of our society. Zong shows a promising future to co-operate with its responsibility to be involved directly in various social segments of the country.