Handover ceremony for "The Project for Construction of Two School Buildings for Primary and Secondary Education in Matiari, Hyderabad, Sindh Province"
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 inauguration ceremony was held in Matiari, with the presence of Mr. Toshikazu Isomura, Consul-General of Japan in Karachi and Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Sangrasi, General Secretory, Participatory Research and Development Organization (PRADO).
In order to achieve its objective to provide low cost quality education to the underprivileged children of Matiari area, the Grant was 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 is one of priority areas of Japanese assistance for Pakistan. The quality of basic education is important not only to prepare individuals with the subsequent educational levels but to equip them with the requisite basic life skills. Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Sangrasi, General Secretory, Participatory Research and Development Organization (PRADO),
in his remarks, appreciated the initiatives taken by Consulate-General of Japan in Karachi for the improvement of social sector in Sindh province.
The Consulate-General of Japan in Karachi hopes that this project helps to provide adequate education to the 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 360 projects in Pakistan since 1989.
For further information, please contact the Economic Section of the Consulate General of Japan in Karachi at 021-3522-0800.