USAID, Sindh govt vow to improve education in province
“The Sindh government and our corporate partners have shown great leadership in implementing U.S.-funded education projects,” said U.S. Consul General Brian Heath in a press statement issued here. “The collaboration will go a long way toward making education more accessible to children in Sindh.”
USAID Pakistan is helping the Sindh Education and Literacy Department implement the USAID Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP). This includes constructing 120 large public schools in seven districts of the province, and five towns in Karachi. Under the tripartite agreement, Engro under its “I am the Change” initiative will help generate funding for SBEP schools.
“This is exactly the kind of cooperation that we need from stakeholders in all areas – government, private sector, and civil society,” said USAID Mission Director to Pakistan John Groarke.
Sindh Education Secretary Fazlullah Pechuho, USAID Mission Director John Groarke, and Engro’s senior Vice President Ruhail Muhammad signed the MoU. Also present were U.S. Consul General Brian Heath and USAID Senior Policy Advisor and Program Manager for Sindh Basic Education Program Randy Hatfield.