LUMS Alumnus Donates to the National Outreach Programme
Mr. Faisal Sabir Raja (MBA 2002) has established the ‘Justice Raja Muhammad Sabir Scholarship’ at LUMS in honour of his late father, who was a passionate philanthropist and dedicated 30 years to his law practice at the Supreme Court and High Court of Pakistan. The fund will sponsor one National Outreach Programme (NOP) scholar at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL).
The partnership was formalised at an MoU signing ceremony held on October 12, 2022, where Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, LUMS, and Mr. Raja, signed the agreement. Also present were Ms. Nuzhat Kamran, Director, Office of Advancement, Ms. Angbeen Mirza, Assistant Professor, SAHSOL, and Mr. Sikander Ahmed Shah, Associate Professor, SAHSOL.
Dr. Ahmad appreciated Mr. Raja’s support for the NOP and highlighted the importance and value of alumni giving back. “It is our priority to provide students with accessible opportunities at LUMS, and with the help of our partners, we will continue to provide these students with a chance to achieve their ambitions.”
To provide a holistic overview of the many initiatives at LUMS, Ms. Kamran gave a brief presentation and highlighted the key statistics of the University. She spoke about the impact of the NOP and how outreach is actively conducted in cities across Pakistan to identify potential applicants. “The impact of the National Outreach Programme extends beyond the students to their families and communities and our scholars strive to achieve academic excellence against all odds.”
Mr. Raja spoke about the motivation towards giving to LUMS. “The NOP is a brilliant vehicle to help talented students bridge economic disparity and support LUMS in its mission of offering an outstanding educational experience to talented scholars regardless of financial and social constraints.” He also appreciated LUMS for the confidence it continues to ingrain in students.
Initiated in 2001, the NOP furthers the University’s longstanding vision of providing premium education to talented students across the country, regardless of their financial circumstances. The Programme won the Global Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Platinum Award 2021 in the ‘Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ category.