Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif
Looking at the horizon of a nation's development, nothing seems more important than the provision of quality education. It is the light of knowledge that can make a country economically and industrially a force to reckon with, thus leading the way for future prosperity and integrated social growth.
When the idea of PEEF was floated in late 2008, the Punjab Government immediately decided to adopt and sponsor it because it was focused on empowering the youth of the province by investing in education and providing opportunities to the less privileged but talented students to realize their potential and carve a better destiny for themselves and for this nation. The PEEF's guiding light was not to be a mere scholarship fund but to change the landscape and the horizon for the deprived and the under-privileged students by affording them an opportunity to move up the ladder in society by educating themselves.
Today, I want to express my pleasure at the rapid strides taken by the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) since its inception. More than 232,000 scholarships and counting is a remarkable achievement that any similar endowment fund anywhere in the world can be proud of. All this has been accomplished by installing best management practices and systems which makes it impossible to disregard merit. I am quite hopeful that the PEEF's impact, which has already started to reflect massively with its first graduates passing out from top educational institutions in this country and some from quality universities abroad as well, shall be quite pronounced in the years to come.
I sincerely hope that PEEF's management would strive hard and work with continuous zeal and commitment to serve the nation and make PEEF a resounding success.
Message From Vice Chairman PEEF
Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib
PEEF Scholarship program has become a success story because of the vision and continuous guidance of its Chairman, Mr. Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab. His overwhelming support and commitment has been instrumental in the success of this program.
With the end of 2016, we can reflect on the achievements of the past year and look forward to the future with our heads high. PEEF has so far helped realize the dreams of more than 200,000 talented students coming from financially challenged families across Pakistan. These scholarships worth Rs. 12 Billion are an investment in the right direction for the future of Pakistan. Thousands amongst the beneficiaries have succeeded in their goals and aspirations and have become role models for their families and communities.
This program empowers youth through the provision of quality education, enabling them to become active members of their communities and thus contribute to human and economic development of the country.
Achievements of PEEF showcase great commitment and devotion of PEEF employees. With the continuing support of the Chief Minister, Government of Punjab, Board Members and other stakeholders, PEEF will continue to promote and develop the youth of Pakistan to compete and progress on a global stage.We are proud of the work we are doing.
Message From CEO PEEF
Dr. Kamran Shams
2017 marks a landmark achievement for PEEF. This year, we awarded our 200,000th scholarship and transformed the lives of over 200,000 talented, persistent young boys and girls. These recipients were the most deserving students from less privileged section of society; they preserved to study hard amidst a variety of adversities, such as, income limitations, geographic locations, and physical disabilities. They traveled long distances to school, many of them worked after school to contribute to their family's income, a large number helped take care of elderly parents and younger siblings, and some gave up, only starting over again.
In the coming months, PEEF aspires to expand its endowment so that it can continue to improve its targeting and thus its scholarships. With help from generous partners, we hope that, in the coming years, we can meet our aspiration and transform the lives of millions of needy students across the country.