Society and business health share a symbiotic relationship, and we appreciate the fact that businesses and the community in which they operate are inter-dependent on each other. As responsible corporate citizens, we are committed to community service and outreach endeavors. Wateen offers summer internship programmes as part of its corporate citizenship. Students intern at Wateen to enrich their curriculum learning with corporate exposure and experience.
We have partnered with The Universal Service Fund, established by the Government of Pakistan, to develop the telecommunications infrastructure and establish high speed internet providers and promote computer literacy with a special focus on underserved areas by offering subsidised Internet and Telephony services. Our collaboration and subsidised services are provided in Faisalabad Telecom Region, Hazara Telecom Region, Gujranwala Telecom Region and Central Telecom Region. Support and value addition is also provided with planned Education and Community Broadband Centers. Wateen mobile units and vans operate in these areas to educate and increase Internet and computer literacy.
In recent months Pakistan was hit with one of the worst natural disasters to date. In this crisis, Wateen’s employees donated their salary (on personal discretion ranging from 1 day salary and going up to 7 days) and carried out an aggressive drive to collect relief goods and personal donations. Some were directly affected by the floods and Wateen responded with priority attention to the respective employees. Even through its communication, Wateen reflected its obligations as a responsible corporate entity and initiated a ‘Go Green with Wateen’ campaign aimed at helping people to adopt ‘greener’ lifestyles.