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                                                                                                                                              Press Release                                                                             March 2, 2017                   

                                                                                            AND SECONDARY EDUCATION IN MATIARI, SINDH


 Karachi, 2 March 2017: The Government of Japan extended a grant of US$78,093 (equivalent to Rs. 8,090,524) to Participatory Research and Development
 Organization (PRADO) for “The Project for Construction of Two School Buildings for Primary and Secondary Education in Matiari, Sindh, under the scheme
 of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

 The agreement was signed between Mr. Toshikazu Isomura, Consul-General of Japan in Karachi and Mr. Abdul Razzaque, Executive Director, Participatory
 Research and Development Organization (PRADO), at the official residence of Consul General of Japan in Karachi.

 In order to achieve its objective to provide low cost quality education to the underprivileged children of Matiari area, the Grant will be utilized for the construction
 of two school buildings and two desktop PCs to each school so that the dilapidated infrastructure situation can be improved and children can get access to basic
 education facilities.

 Speaking at the occasion, the Consul General stated that strengthening the quality of education has become a global agenda at all educational levels. The quality of
 basic education is important not only for preparing individuals for the subsequent educational levels but to equip them with the requisite basic life skills. Mr. Abdul
 Razzaque, Executive Director, Participatory Research and Development Organization (PRADO), in his remarks, appreciated the initiatives taken by Consulate General
 of Japan for the improvement of social sector in Sindh province.

 The Consulate General of Japan hopes that this project help provide adequate education to needy children and that they can have better opportunities in the future.
 The Consulate General of Japan also wishes that this support from the people of Japan will further strengthen the friendly relationship between Japan and Pakistan.

 Under the GGP scheme, Japan has funded about 350 projects in Pakistan since 1989, and this is the __ GGP project to be implemented by the Consulate-General
 of Japan in Karachi since 2009.
 For further information, please contact the Economic Section of the Consulate General of Japan in Karachi at 021-3522-0800.




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