SDG 1 - No Poverty

SDG 1 - No Poverty is wiped out. They can gain an education which enables them to become contributing members of society and enter the workforce to sustain themselves as well as their families. So, they have a solid professional prowess to bank on.

LMA University extended its reach by providing scholarships to deserving students, thus contributing to poverty reduction by increasing access to quality education. This effort underscores the university’s commitment to ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder anyone’s educational aspirations.

ILMA University's Commitment to Supporting Low-Income Students

ILMA University is deeply committed to supporting students from low-income families throughout their academic journey. We understand the challenges these students may face and strive to provide comprehensive support to ensure their successful completion of university. Our support initiatives encompass a range of essential areas, including:

Financial Aid Programs

ILMA University offers a variety of financial aid programs, including scholarships and grants, to assist students from low-income families in covering tuition, fees, and related educational expenses. These programs are designed to alleviate financial burdens and enable students to focus on their studies.

Academic Support Services

We provide academic support services to help students improve their academic performance. This includes tutoring, academic advising, and study resources to ensure they have the necessary tools to succeed.

Career Counseling and Employment Assistance

Our career counseling services guide students in making informed career choices and finding part-time employment opportunities. These services help students balance their financial needs with their educational goals.

On-Campus Employment

ILMA University offers on-campus job opportunities, allowing students to gain work experience while pursuing their degrees. These positions are often available for students from low-income backgrounds, providing both financial support and professional development.

Counseling and Mental Health Services

We recognize the importance of supporting students' emotional well-being. Our counseling services provide assistance to students dealing with personal or financial stress, ensuring they can focus on their studies.

Food and Housing Support

While ILMA University may not provide direct food or housing services, we work in partnership with local organizations and agencies to connect students with resources for food, housing, and transportation assistance. This collaborative approach enhances the overall support system available to our students.

ILMA University is dedicated to reducing barriers and creating an inclusive educational environment. Our support programs are designed to empower students from low-income families, enabling them to complete their university education and work toward a brighter future. We are actively engaged in addressing the challenges associated with socioeconomic diversity, aligned with our commitment to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty.

ILMA University proudly expands its global reach and commitment to inclusive education by introducing a new scholarship program that extends a helping hand to students from lower-income countries. This initiative, which includes Ghana, Jordan, and other nations, reflects our dedication to fostering diversity and equity in education while aligning with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty. By offering these scholarships, ILMA University aims to empower talented students, regardless of their financial circumstances, providing them with the opportunity to access high-quality education and unlock their potential. This endeavor not only breaks down financial barriers but also fosters connections among individuals from different backgrounds, enriching our academic community with diverse perspectives and contributing to a more inclusive and dynamic learning environment. As we extend our global reach, we remain committed to the belief that education has the transformative power to reduce poverty and create a brighter future for all. Prospective students from eligible countries are encouraged to apply, and we invite philanthropic individuals, organizations, and partners who share our vision to join us in supporting this scholarship program, enabling students to achieve their educational aspirations and make a positive impact on the world.

ILMA University Admissions Policy for Diversity and Inclusivity

Mission Statement: ILMA University is dedicated to providing accessible and high-quality education while actively contributing to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty. Our admissions policy reflects our unwavering commitment to fostering diversity, inclusivity, and addressing the educational needs of students from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

1. Equal Opportunity: ILMA University adheres to a non-discriminatory admissions policy. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or socioeconomic status in our admissions process.

2. Financial Aid and Scholarships: ILMA University is committed to making higher education accessible to students from all income groups. We offer a range of need-based and merit-based scholarships, grants, and financial aid programs to assist students with tuition and related expenses.

3. Socioeconomic Diversity: ILMA University actively seeks to enroll students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, including those in the lower-income groups. We have established specific targets for the admission of students from the bottom 20% of household income groups.

4. Holistic Admissions: Our admissions process is holistic, considering not only academic achievements but also non-academic factors such as extracurricular activities, community involvement, and leadership potential. This approach ensures that students are evaluated based on their overall potential rather than financial means.

5. Outreach and Partnerships: ILMA University collaborates with government initiatives, non-governmental organizations, and high schools to identify and support prospective students from disadvantaged backgrounds. We actively participate in outreach programs to connect with students who may benefit from our scholarship and admissions policies.

6. Transparent Selection Process: We maintain a transparent selection process that clearly outlines the criteria and procedures for admissions. We are committed to ensuring that prospective students understand the criteria for financial aid and scholarships.

7. Support Services: ILMA University provides support services and resources for students from lower-income backgrounds, including academic advising, career counseling, and access to campus resources.

8. Monitoring and Evaluation: We regularly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of our admissions policy to ensure that it aligns with our commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and addressing poverty. We make adjustments and improvements as necessary.

9. Reporting: ILMA University publishes an annual report that includes statistics and outcomes related to our admissions policies, particularly with regard to students from lower-income households.

This admissions policy reflects ILMA University's dedication to diversity, inclusivity, and supporting students from all socioeconomic backgrounds while actively contributing to the goals of SDG 1.

On April 15, 2022, ILMA University, recognized for its commitment to social responsibility, organized a heartwarming Ramadan Iftar Support event at its Gulshan campus. This initiative was a testament to the university’s dedication to SDG 1, “No Poverty,” and aimed to extend a helping hand to those in need, reflecting the principles of unity, generosity, and compassion that characterize the holy month of Ramadan. The event received an overwhelming response from both students and faculty members, who actively engaged and contributed to this noble endeavor. Their enthusiastic participation underscored a deep sense of duty to the community and a genuine aspiration to alleviate the challenges faced by the less fortunate during the sacred month of fasting.

On April 18, 2022, a delegation from ILMA University, driven by the principles of SDG 1: No Poverty, engaged in a significant meeting with Deputy Inspector General South, Mr. Sharjil Kharal, at the DIG South Office. This initiative aimed to explore avenues for enhancing higher education opportunities for police officers and their children, with a particular focus on the children of Shuhadas (martyrs). The meeting served as a platform for discussing initiatives geared towards advancing education and professional development within the law enforcement community. This collaboration exemplifies ILMA University’s commitment to both SDG 1, by addressing the need to provide higher education opportunities for individuals within the law enforcement community, and SDG 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all. By focusing on the children of Shuhadas and police officers, this endeavor contributes to reducing poverty and promoting access to quality education as outlined in SDG 1.

ILMA University, renowned for its dedication to education and societal development, has taken a commendable step in alignment with SDG 1: No Poverty. The university is now offering scholarships to the children of serving officers and martyrs of Sindh Police. This collaborative initiative, in partnership with the Police Training School Garden Karachi and led by Inspector Ziaullah, was formally announced at the Police Museum Auditorium PHQ Garden Karachi. The announcement event witnessed a significant turnout of families eager to benefit from this life-changing opportunity. The ILMA University delegation, comprised of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mansoor uz Zafar Dawood, Director Quality Assurance & Liaison Mr. Fawwad Mahmood Butt, Deputy Director Quality Assurance & Liaison, Deans, Head of the Departments, Faculty members, and Industry experts, showcased the institution’s dedication to honoring the sacrifices made by Sindh Police officers and their families.

On November 14, 2022, ILMA University held a momentous event, the “Scholarships Distribution Ceremony,” dedicated to empowering deserving students on their educational journey. The ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of Mr. Noman Ahsan, Director General of the Charter Inspection & Evaluation Committee, who served as the Chief Guest for the occasion. During the ceremony, Mr. Ahsan had the honor of presenting scholarships certificates to the deserving students, a gesture that lit up the faces of both the recipients and their proud parents. The event served as a platform to recognize and support the academic achievements and aspirations of these talented students.

ILMA University, recognized for its unwavering commitment to social responsibility, partnered with Pak Volunteers NGO to conduct a heartwarming fundraising campaign. This two-day event, taking place on April 14th and 15th, 2022, was dedicated to spreading happiness and love among underprivileged children during the sacred month of Ramadan. The campaign’s mission was clear and impactful - to bring positive change to the lives of needy and underprivileged children by supplying essential necessities and cultivating a sense of joy and celebration during Ramadan. ILMA University students, inspired by a sincere desire to give back to the community, initiated and orchestrated this compassionate initiative. By aligning with SDG 1: No Poverty, ILMA University’s collaboration with Pak Volunteers NGO exemplifies its commitment to alleviating poverty and making a meaningful difference in the lives of underprivileged children during this holy month.

ILMA University’s Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Management took an impactful step in support of SDG 1: No Poverty by organizing a Guest Speaker Session on “Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Business Students & Mapping Entrepreneurs in Pakistan.” This enlightening session was skillfully conducted by Mr. Faisal Serwer, Deputy Director at the State Bank of Pakistan. The event was graced by the presence of ILMA University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Mansoor uz Zafar Dawood, along with Dr. Waheed and Ms. Hanefan Shaikh, a dedicated Lecturer. As a token of appreciation for Mr. Serwer’s invaluable insights, ILMA University presented him with a souvenir. This initiative underscores the university’s commitment to equipping future entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools needed to combat poverty through entrepreneurial endeavors in line with SDG 1.

I am proud to share my experience as a student of ILMA University, particularly regarding the university's commitment to admitting students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. When I joined ILMA, I came from a lower-income household, and my dream of pursuing higher education felt like a distant goal due to financial constraints.

What impressed me the most was ILMA University's dedication to inclusivity and addressing the needs of students from all walks of life. While I was navigating the admissions process, I discovered that ILMA University actively seeks to admit students from the bottom 20% of household income groups in the country. The university's commitment to this cause was evident in the availability of various need-based scholarships and financial aid programs. Thanks to the support and guidance I received, I was able to access these resources and complete my degree without the overwhelming burden of financial stress.

ILMA University's holistic approach to admissions, including evaluating academic achievements and extracurricular activities, was another testament to their commitment to diversity. I was not just a statistic or an income level; I was a student with potential and a dream. The university's outreach programs and partnerships with NGOs also showcased their dedication to providing opportunities for those who needed it the most.

In my time at ILMA University, I met fellow students from various income backgrounds, which created a vibrant and diverse learning environment. It was an enriching experience to learn from peers with different life experiences and perspectives. This is what true inclusivity means.

ILMA University's approach to admissions is not just a policy on paper; it's a living reality that changes lives. As a testament to this, I am now a proud graduate, equipped with the knowledge and skills I need to pursue my career, break free from the cycle of poverty, and contribute positively to society.

ILMA University's commitment to addressing poverty through education is not just a promise; it's a practice that transforms lives.

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