Free education for LWMC staff children
LAHORE, Aug 2: Around 5,000 children of employees of the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) will get free education in 110 schools of the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF).
The initiative has been taken in collaboration with the PEF to provide better academic facilities to the children of sanitary workers, company HR and admin general manager Ejaz Husain said after distributing 400 education vouchers under the first phase at a ceremony held here on Thursday.
Each recipient of the voucher will get absolutely free education as the LWMC will bear school admissions and monthly fees, provide books and other stationary items and pay examinations fees.
LWMC Managing Director Waseem Ajmal Chaudhry thanked PEF Chairman Raja Anwar and Education Voucher Scheme Director Maleeha Batool for their cooperation for the initiative.
CLEANLINESS: In connection with its ongoing campaign, the LWMC staff and Punjab University students visited the Ramazan Bazaar in Shadman on Thursday.
Students and social mobilisers distributed leaflets among vendors and customers highlighting the importance of keeping their
surrounding free of waste, said a spokesperson on Thursday.
They also distributed special bags and urged the vendors and customers that instead of throwing waste on the road, they should put waste in bags which would be collected by the company staff at the given time.
Some 10 waste bins have already been installed at the Shadman Ramazan Bazaar and 20 sanitary workers deputed in two shifts to maintain cleanliness.
Approximately 8,000kg waste is being collected and transported to the Mahmood Booti dumping site daily.
The LWMC has already installed waste bins and drums in the makeshift market besides deputing the sanitary staff that works in two shifts — from 6am to 2pm and from 2pm to 10pm.