Since 2010, Agility Pakistan has donated to The Citizens’ Foundation’s (TCF), funding campus activities for students at local schools across Pakistan.
In 2019, Agility Pakistan covered 54% of the running costs for Saya Campus, located in Steel Town. The funding helped support administrative costs, school activities, field monitoring, and teacher training and transportation for 210 students. With Agility’s support, the Saya Campus was able to ensure that children from low income families living in the area receive good quality, affordable education, and also provides employment opportunities for school faculty. Our long-term support has meant support for close to 1,000 students over the last 9 years.
In 2020, Agility Pakistan covered the cost of uniforms and books for 200 students enrolled in the 20-21 academic year.
In 2021, Agility Pakistan supported training for teachers employed by TCF to give quality education to students across Pakistan. Agility also initiated a partnership with the Saylani Welfare International Trust, a local nonprofit, to support more than 100 women receive textile training with guaranteed job placement opportunities.
Pakistan houses the world’s second largest out of school population. TCF is a professionally managed, non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens concerned with the dismal state of education in Pakistan. It is now one of Pakistan’s leading organizations in the field of formal education. As of 2014, TCF has established 1,000 purpose-built school units across 100 towns and cities, providing education to 145,000 students.
In many emerging market countries, customs clearance delays lead to lost cargo and capital, hindering trade, as well as trade’s ability to power economic growth. Many emerging market countries still depend on paper-based customs processing systems, with myriad government entities operating physically together, but without clear procedures for cooperation. Traders lose time moving from window to window, waiting for signatures and approvals, with cargo delayed by days, and sometimes even lost or expired in transit.
The burden of these delays falls predominantly on smaller traders, who generally lack the expertise and resources to manage these situations. For governments, these systems weaken enforcement of critical controls and inhibit revenue collection.
Inspection and Control Services (ICS), an Agility Infrastructure company, knows the pain points of customs collection first-hand. To facilitate trade, ICS developed MicroClear®, a fully integrated end-to-end web-based Customs and Single Window Solution that simplifies customs clearance. Where needed, ICS supports MicroClear® implementation by collaborating across multiple government agencies to simplify tariff rules, rewrite business processes, and coordinate customs procedures, helping everyone to trade faster and more transparently.
When the MicroClear® solution was implemented in Kuwait in 2005, government revenue increased by 58% over 3 years, and continued to increase, while the average time for customs clearance dropped from an average of 21+ days to 120 hours. After implementation in Pakistan, average customs clearance time dropped from 3-4 days to less than 5 minutes for participating berths at the Port of Karachi.
MicroClear® projects have made a difference, and continue to do so in more than 10 countries, saving time and money for the public and private sector alike.
56 Agility Pakistan employees donated blood to the Fatimid Foundation, a local non-profit that helps thalassemia patients receive free blood transfusions and treatments.
Agility Pakistan has been associated with The Citizen’s Foundation (TCF) since 2010. TCF is a professionally managed, non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens concerned with the dismal state of education in Pakistan. It is now one of Pakistan’s leading organizations in the field of formal education. As of 2014, TCF has established 1,000 purpose-built school units across 100 towns and cities, providing education to 145,000 students.
Agility Pakistan partnered with the World Wildlife Foundation to create Earth Day projects for 70 employee volunteers.