Apart from annual financial support to Habib Education Trust for offering scholarships, fee support and hardship funds to students of Habib Public School, Indus Motor has also partnered with the Trust and developed the-state-of-the-art “Toyota Gymnasium” at Habib Public School, Karachi.
Mr Akio Toyoda, the then Executive Vice President Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan (presently President of Toyota Motor Corporation), inaugurated the Gymnasium during his visit to Pakistan the year 2006. Following the inauguration ceremony, Toyoda was given a tour of the gymnasium, accompanied by Rafiq M. Habib (Chairman House of Habib), Ali S. Habib (Chairman Indus Motor Company) and other officials of Indus Motor Company and Habib Public School.
“Gymnasium like this is not only a source of physical exercise, but also develops teamwork, physical stamina and mental agility in young people, who are the future of the country”, said Akio Toyoda, who is also a former national field hockey player of Japan and has played international hockey matches in Pakistan in his youth.
The Rs. 30 million modern gymnasium is the first of its kind in the country. Ali Habib, who is also one of the trustees of Habib Public School, shared that the gymnasium is part of a US$ 3 million plan to expand and upgrade Habib School’s facilities and enhance further both the quality of education and extra-curricular activities.