Rs19m Japanese fund for schools in Bagh Skardu

Weekly Bang-e-Sahar Saturday, June 7—-June 13, 2008
ISLAMABAD: The Japanese government Friday granted $272,725 (approximately Rs19 million) to two Japanese NGOs for implementing school construction projects in quake-hit districts of Bagh and Skardu. The agreement for the projects were signed at Japanese ambassador’s residence here between Japanese embassy minister Akira Mizutani and representatives of the two NGOs, JEN and Himalayan Green Club. The project titled “Improvement of Educational Environment in Rural Mountainous Areas in District Bagh”, which will be implemented by JEN, is to reconstruct six primary schools and provide hygiene education in the quake-affected area. School buildings will be reconstructed with light steel structure in order to make these earthquake proof, thus 264 students will be able to enjoy safe and suitable environment for education.The other project — Construction of Grace Public School Astana Skardu — that will be implemented by Himalayan Green Club is to construct a primary school in Skardu in Northern Areas and provide 50 women with knitting and embroidery training and 50 inhabitants in the area with literacy education. The planned permanent school building will provide educational opportunity for additional 200 students, who were denied admission due to the limited capacity of the school. At the signing ceremony, the Japanese embassy minister said his government gave priority to education and human resources development sector. He expressed the hope that through the Japanese Official Development Assistance more Pakistani students could receive primary education.—APP


One comment

  1. Muhammad Ali

    I am a student belong to the northern areas of Pakistan skardu.
    Now in karachi studying in b.arch.I was awarded scholarship by H.G.C during my school life.
    I apprerciate that your ngo is doing a very good job .Keep it up .
    we the people of Baltistan are really thankful.I’ll coaprate your N.G.O after completing my studies………………………….

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