LAHORE: PepsiCo Pakistan on Wednesday hosted a virtual graduation ceremony for 1,600 fellows of the PepsiCo-Amal youth programme.
The speakers at the ceremony included Furqan Ahmed Syed, CEO PepsiCo Pakistan and Afghanistan, Benje Williams, Co-Founder Amal Academy, Ali Siddiq, CEO of Amal Academy and Fawad Chaudhry, Federal Minister of Science and Technology.
The PepsiCo Amal Youth program was launched in 2018 as a pilot to train 1,000 students. In 2020, the program was expanded into to Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Speaking at the ceremony, Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry said, “I want to congratulate the 1600 fellows graduating today. I want to wish them luck and would encourage them to pursue their passions. I also want to commend PepsiCo and Amal Academy on this important collaboration.”
In his remarks, Furqan Ahmed Syed commented, “The PepsiCo – Amal Youth program lends itself to great opportunities for the youth of Pakistan. Our fellows graduating today are extremely passionate, motivated and keen to prove themselves. I am very excited to see what they will achieve for themselves and for the country.”
Meanwhile, Ali Siddiq, CEO Amal Academy in his address said, “AmalAcademy is committed to helping the youth of Pakistan and the Pakistani education system reach its full potential. With PepsiCo’s support, we hope to further expand the program and benefit more young people going forward.”