Coca-Cola and UN-Habitat partnership benefitted 100 schools in Islamabad and Rawalpindi

Islamabad - UN-Habitat and the Coca-Cola Company's senior management gathered today to celebrate the rehabilitation of the water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities of the Islamabad Model School No.2 for classes 1 to 5, located in Sector I-9/4, along with the inauguration of the newly rehabilitated playground.


Under the project titled 'Build My School Better', the UN-Habitat and The Coca-Cola Foundation partnered to provide WASH facilities to 100 schools of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The event was attended by Mr. Nathan Kalambu (President TCCC, Eurasia and Africa Group), Mr. Curt Ferguson (President, TCCC), Ms. Bella Evidente (Country Programme Manager, UN-Habitat Pakistan), and other notables from Coca-Cola, UN-Habitat, and the school administration.


Commenting on the partnership Mr. Kalambu said, "Over the years, as the notion of ‘sustainability’ has developed, along with the idea that a company has a wider role to play within the society in which it operates, the early day’s concept of ‘good citizenship’ has expanded.  It’s not simply about philanthropy but about bringing people together to effect positive change. Coca-Cola & UN-Habitat’s partnership is precisely doing that, together we are bringing a positive change for the betterment of our societies."


This partnership will benefit the school, children, the community, and build a better ground for the future of Pakistan. Stressing on the efficacy of the project, Ms. Evidente said, "The UN-Habitat and the Coca-Cola partnership is a unique synergy between the development and corporate sector, showing that the two can work hand in hand for the welfare of the communities they operate in. We thank Coca-Cola for the generous funding and hope to furthering this partnership towards providing safe drinking water, adequate sanitation facilities for boys and girls, and personal hygiene education for healthy living and sustainable environmental conditions.”