Engro foundation recognizes NDF, ConnectHear with IATC Impact Awards 2022.

ISLAMABAD -- Engro Foundation, the social investment arm of Engro Corporation, has announced National Disability and Development Forum (NDF) and ConnectHear as the two recipients of the 'I Am the Change (IATC) Impact Awards 2022'.

Initiated in 2012, IATC is the flagship initiative of Engro Foundation to recognize and reward philanthropic and social enterprises that are creating an impact in the development sector.

The IATC Impact Awards 2022 attracted more than 100 entries in the categories of Social Development and Social Enterprise. The entries were adjudicated by the IATC team at Engro Foundation, along with an independent jury comprising Laila Jamil (Director, British Council), Madiha Rehman (Co-Founder and CEO, Phygital), Muhammad Waqas (Co-Founder and CEO, WonderTree), Zehra Mehdi Aneek (Director ESG and Sustainability, K-Electric) and Fauzia Viqar (Chair, SPDC), said a news release issued here on Monday.

Following an extensive review of the applications, National Disability and Development Forum (Social Development) and ConnectHear (Social Enterprise) were selected as the award recipients. Each of these recipients will be given a cash prize of Rs. 2.5 million in recognition of their efforts and support to scale up their initiatives.

Since 2014, National Disability and Development Forum (NDF) has been striving to empower people with disabilities through awareness and skill development, while also focusing on disability rights, health, environment, poverty reduction and gender mainstreaming in underprivileged communities.

To date, NDF has screened out more than 1000 children with disabilities and retained 200 children for rehabilitation services that will improve their overall quality of life.

ConnectHear is a social enterprise focusing on the next generation of assistive technology for deaf...

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