President Arif Alvi said on Tuesday that more efforts were needed for the provision of a safe and nourishing environment for orphans.He was addressing an iftar dinner attended by 270 children from Khubaib Foundation. The dinner was attended by government officials, Khubaib Foundation chairman Nadeem Ahmad, Tecno Mobile CEO Creek Ma and other business leaders. At the dinner, the president spoke about his pleasure of seeing the children performing well and Khubaib Foundation’s commitment to helping them. He further acknowledged the work of the Tecno Mobile’s team and thanked them for their support to the children and their efforts in improving the quality of education in Pakistan. In addition to this, the president called upon other businesses to play their part in helping the orphans of the country.The children from the orphanage were very excited about visiting Aiwan-e-Sadr and brought handmade greeting cards to show their delight. As an appreciation of their hard work and academic performance, they were given gifts by the president. The president also appreciated the ‘Tecno Blue Chalk’ campaign, which is providing support and quality education to the children housed in the Khubaib Foundation orphanages.Other officials in attendance spoke about the government’s aim of focusing on education and so were appreciative of the campaign and highlighted the need to harbor more cross border partnerships like this to help uplift the children from marginalised communities. Tecno Mobile reiterated their pledge to provide quality education to the orphans so that the children have the same opportunities as everyone else.Speaking to the media, Creek Ma expressed his delight in meeting President Arif Alvi. He also spoke of his company’s commitment to continue their support to Pakistan in the field of education, disaster relief and health management, along with their desire to create more jobs for the locals and boost the Pakistani economy. The meeting ended on a quite hopeful note with the prospect of future joint ventures by the two organisations.Khubaib Foundation is a social welfare organisation that houses and educates orphans. Their campuses are located in Haripur, Muzafarabad, Skardu, Sargodha, Gilgit and Rawalpindi. Tecno Mobile is a premium Chinese smartphone brand which operates as a top tier market competitor across the world and is one of the official partners for the Manchester City football team. The company launched their phones in Pakistan in 2016 and has since risen as one of the leading mobile brands in the country. The foundation’s collaboration with Tecno Mobile comes through an MoU the two recently signed which focuses on improving the quality of education available to orphans.More than a 1,000 students participated in the campaign in the hill city of Haripur, where they carried out cultural performances, sang songs and showcased their Tækwondo skills. The Tecno Blue Chalk campaign involves a monetary donation to Khubaib Foundation along with a year-long pledge of future donations through the sales of each of their handset. The campaign went viral online over the week and was covered by a lot of media and attended by educationists, celebrities and local officials.