Completion of “The Project for Construction of Girls School at Mehar in Dadu District”
14 April 2021, Wednesday
Under GGP scheme, “The Project for Construction of Girls School at Mehar in Dadu District” has completed
The Government of Japan extended a grant of US$ 98,969 to Kaus-e-Kazah Welfare Organization (KKO) for “The Project for Construction of Girls School at Mehar in Dadu District” under the scheme of Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
The grant was utilized for the construction of a girls’ school, in the remote locality of Mehar Village in Dadu, Sindh, to be able to cater to the ideal of fulfilling the basic human right of education in the rural area of Sindh. In addition to the construction of the school, the GGP grant was provided for procurement of equipment and furniture for the pupils.
It is pertinent to mention that currently there exists a significant dearth in girls’ schools in Mehar Taluka of Dadu district, Sindh. In the district, only 21% of school-age girls are literate, compared to 48% for boys. There is, therefore, a dire need for combating this disparity. As such, this project is being funded with the sole purpose of providing access to education and improving women’s literacy, thereby uplifting women of the area.
The newly constructed building that has 6 classrooms and a library started to provide education from this March, and is scheduled to host a minimum of 210 girl students in the future. The GGP grant further contributes to the upgradation of the previously existing school building, all in the hopes of providing a modern educational space to the deserving girls of the village.
Consul-General of Japan in Karachi, Mr. ISOMURA Toshikazu, hopes that the GGP grant will add a spark to the torch of literacy in the areas. The GGP grant acts to strengthen friendship between Japan and Pakistan.
Dr. Fauzia Moghees, Chairperson of KKO, also stressed the need for further development in learning and education in Meher Taluka, with a specific focus on improving education access to girls in rural areas. She additionally thanked the Government of Japan and its people for their support in the uplift of female literacy and education in rural Sindh.
EndsFor more queries regarding the Press Release, please call the Economic Section of the Consulate-General of Japan in Karachi: 02135220800.