The Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation representatives met with the students on their return from the NUS Summer Program on Economic and Enterprise Development. These eighteen students were selected after extensive interview sessions from 58 universities nationwide.
This was a two week summer program being held at the National University of Singapore (NUS) with the students from Pakistan being the 2nd largest group being represented. This year’s program hosted a large multicultural and diverse community of 65 undergraduate students from 13 countries, providing 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 also get an opportunity to learn about creative and innovative ideas to start their own business in future.
The students were also hosted by the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Singapore; Mr Syed Hasan Javed stated that Pakistan will be the “game changer success story” in the 21st Century. Pakistan is moving fast towards a knowledge economy. The event was attended by the leading Pakistani businessmen and Professionals resident in Singapore to support the initiative undertaken by Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation. The Pakistani students excelled in their work and were highly appreciated by National University of Singapore Faculty and other participants for their valuable participation to enhance the overall learning among all.
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.