technology combined with education in science and technology,
is a powerful resource for a developing nation," said Pervaiz
Lodhie, president of Ledtronics,
Inc. In Torrance, Calif.
who just returned from Pakistan, his birth country, is
concerned about advancing the country's welfare by contributing
During his stay, he visited Karachi High School, a private co-educational
institute with approximately 650 students. The school has a diverse range
of subjects, ranging from Physics to Economics.
at age five, students are introduced to computers.
High School was one of the first few schools
to offer computer education to its students,
and also organized the very first country- wide
seminar on computer education in schools",
Lodhie said. This gives students a distinct advantage
in learning to master math and science skills
that will bring financial resources to both the
individuals and the country.
discovered that the school was attempting to provide
computer education to young girls and women from
low income families and desperately needed more computers
to meet this new challenge, he immediately donated
10 computers. He's presently calling upon other business
associates to join him in donating another 15-20
would hope that the government of Pakistan continues
to give science and technology a high priority.
The private sector can play a significant role
in supporting the educational community, whose
limited resources can not meet the growth demands," he