Uber, the international smartphone app that seamlessly connects riders to drivers, has signed a MoU with Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) as a part of its long-term commitment to partner on sustainable initiatives that will digitally empower Pakistan.
Uber plans to actively participate in SKMCH&RC’s initiatives to raise breast cancer awareness across Pakistan. To extend its support, Uber will be celebrating the Pink Month this October. Riders will be able to donate to the cause by using the promo code “HOPEUBERSKMCH”. Uber will donate the fare from rides taken with this promo code to SKMCH&RC’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.
Uber Pakistan signed MOU with Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital & Research Centre
As part of the initiative, Uber will also initiate a blood donation drive in various cities of Pakistan. Furthermore, Uber will provide free rides – to and from SKMCH&RC’s to encourage riders to participate in the one-day drive, details will be available on facebook https://www.facebook.com/uberpakistan/.
Uber has also raised funds for SKMCH&RC in the past. The Uber team has been spending quality time with children undergoing treatment at these hospitals.
Apart from helping millions of Pakistanis move around the cities by offering access to affordable, reliable and most importantly safe rides, Uber is utilizing its platform to support the community on a greater level. As a responsible corporate organization, Uber works on the fundamental of giving the community back with every opportunity that comes its way. Currently, over 25 thousand drivers are using the app to be connected to part time work, and the number keeps growing every month.
What is Uber?
Uber is available on all iOS, Android, Blackberry 7 and Windows smartphones. Users simply download the free app and create an account to get riding.
Every potential partner driver must undergo a screening process before they can use Uber. Once passed, the incredible technology connects successful independent partner drivers to more riders, so they can take more trips per hour. The partner drivers who partner with Uber choose when they drive, and can dictate their own schedule, day-to-day, week-to-week. Uber is creating thousands of similar economic opportunities for people in every city where the service is available.
The app uses GPS-enabled maps to find the closest available partner driver, usually just minutes away. Once requested, the rider sees the partner driver’s photo, name and car registration and can watch on their smartphone in real-time as the vehicle arrives. They can also check whether others have had a good experience with him or her. The app notifies the rider when their partner driver has arrived, so gone are the days of waiting outside in the dark.
During the trip, riders can share their estimated time of arrival or a live map with friends or family who can track their progress and know when to expect them. And at the end of the journey, the trip can be completely cashless, as payment can be made automatically made through app wishes so there’s no worrying about carrying enough cash. These features provide increased safety as well as unprecedented convenience.
After every ride, you and your partner drivers need to rate each other and provide feedback. Uber’s safety team reviews this information and investigates any issues. Plus there is 24/7 support so if something happens, whether it’s a traffic accident or a disagreement, our customer support staff are ready to respond to any issues at any time.