In furtherance of its commitment towards the overall development of Karachi, K-Electric has launched the 2nd KHI Awards. The purpose of this award is to honor and support the organizations that are serving the city of Karachi and working towards its development. Building on the resounding success of the 1st KHI Awards, the utility has returned with its 2nd iteration through which it will commemorate the rich history of Karachi by paying tribute to entities from all walks of life whose work benefits Karachi through social, infrastructural, and environmental contexts.
In line with the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to balance the focus on economic, social, and environmental factors, the awards will be presented to the winners in the form of electricity rebates, enabling social entities to focus on elevating Karachi and its residents.
The selection to be made by an independent jury who will review the projects that directly benefit the people of Karachi via community uplifting initiatives and infrastructure development in the following 13 categories; Education, Public Health, Uplifting Communities, Inclusion, Livelihood & Vocational Training, Heritage & Culture, Digital Accessibility & Financial Inclusion, Sports, Safety (road, fire, home, personal), Sustainability & Environment, Empowering Women, Social Service, and New Organisation.
On the occasion of the launch, Syed Moonis Abdullah Alvi, CEO K-Electric commented, “Our role at KE extends beyond power provision and hence we strive to engage and uplift the communities we operate in through social investments. To witness the first KHI Awards was monumental and I believe it was an innovative way to be involved with so many worthy organizations that are on a similar trajectory as KE that are aiming for a prosperous Karachi. Now to be at the second KHI Awards, we continue to be involved with even more organizations and cover more aspects of the needs of our citizens.”
This program is for not-for-profit organizations or entities who are involved in social work or social impact projects or services in Karachi and/or its adjoining areas (KE service territory).
Through these awards, KE focuses on promoting community upliftment and enabling infrastructural development in the city, both of which are key components of NEPRA’s CSR vision on “Power with Prosperity”.
Through the 1st KHI Awards 34 organizations were selected as the winners through PKR 40 million in electricity rebates, positively impacting at least 8.8 million lives.
Some notable winners of the 1st KHI Awards include; ChildLife Foundation – an organization with the mission to provide children with quality and affordable healthcare facilities, Idaara-e-Taleem-o-Agahi – a public trust working to address the profound crisis of education, Kiran Foundation – a foundation that provides transformational education and holistic support in marginalized communities, National Academy of Performing Arts – an academy which is dedicated to creating sustainable opportunities in the performing arts for young artists, among various others.
Organizations that are interested to participate in the 2nd KHI Awards are invited to download the application form from www.ke.com.pk/khiawards. Applications for the awards are available until January 25th, 2022 (midnight). KE encourages participating organisations to carefully read entry instructions before applying.
Selection of organisations will be made by a panel of independent judges based on who has the most impactful projects/initiatives developed and executed and those demonstrating best practices examples of urban innovation with focus on the use of technology and mobile solutions, for Karachi and/or its adjoining areas within Sindh and Balochistan that fall under KE’s service territory.