A dynamic Pakistani, Amir Davis, a proud member of Christian community, has been declared Global Hero of Intel Corporation, a multinational technology company, for his inspiring struggle to impart education to the underprivileged Pakistani youth.
The award is given to one of the company’s employee who in addition to his office duty, works for a distinguished volunteer cause with great impact on people’s lives.
Before Amir received honour, two Pakistani girl students, Mehwish Ghafoor and Ambreen Bibi, won Third Place Grand Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the United States.
Amir stood out of 10 contestants short-listed for the Global Hero Award. There were 150 entries this year across the world and 10 of them were short-listed. All of these 10 semi finalists were awarded with $2500 by Intel for their causes and the winner, Amir, grabbed an additional $10,000.
“You are being recognized for your commitment to improving education in Pakistan, by personally establishing a rural village primary school. Your volunteerism with this project stood out as an outstanding example of volunteering at the highest level,” said a statement of Intel Corporation, paying tribute to the winner, Amir.
Amir who works as a database administrator in the company’s Ireland office returned the compliment and said: “I don’t want to see the next generation facing the same cruelty caused by poverty and eventually being involved in child labour.”
He is managing the education of 161 children of up-to five grades with a paltry amount and now planning the school’s up-gradation with extra money he raised through private donations.