June 24th, 2022: University of Karachi, Amal Academy, and PepsiCo Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the University of Karachi to work together on enhancing the professional skills of university graduates. Vice-Chancellor University of Karachi, Prof. Dr. Nasira Khatoon, Ali Siddiq, CEO Amal Academy, and Hatim Khan, Director Corporate Affairs PepsiCo Pakistan signed the MoU. Moreover, through the MoU, Amal Academy will offer the Amal Career-Prep fellowship program to the students at the University of Karachi.
Amal Academy has been focused on upskilling youth since 2014 through the Amal Career-Prep Fellowship. Graduates join the fellowship to complement their technical and professional skills, so they are better prepared for the job market. ‘Our youth has tremendous potential; our Fellowship enables students to become more aware of all that they are capable of. We aim to help them develop self-belief, become lifelong learners, problem solvers, and socially responsible citizens. Employers today are looking for more than just technical skills, and we are proud to be partnering with PepsiCo and Karachi University to empower these leaders of tomorrow! said Mr. Ali Siddiq, CEO of Amal Academy.
Further, the PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo has partnered with Amal Academy to fund the Amal Career-Prep Fellowship. Since 2019, over 6000 graduates have completed the fellowship. The PepsiCo foundation funding has enabled Amal Academy to scale the program at the national level creating opportunities for graduates living in far-flung areas to benefit from the program. Over 40% of the program graduates are women. ‘We are completely invested in our PepsiCo Positive vision of driving positive action for the planet and people. Furthermore, we thank the University for hosting us; this partnership helps expand the program coverage in the province of Sindh.’ said Mr. Hatim Khan, Director of Corporate Affairs at PepsiCo Pakistan.