KARACHI, (APP): The Japan Government Thursday extended US$ 78,093 grant (equivalent to Rs 8,090,524) to Participatory Research and Development Organization (PRADO) for the construction
of two school buildings for primary and secondary education in Matiari, Sindh.
The grant has been given under the scheme of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The agreement was signed between Toshikazu Isomer, Consul-General of Japan in Karachi, and Abdul Razzaque, Executive Director, Participatory Research and Development Organization (PRADO), at the official residence of Consul General of Japan in Karachi, said an announcement on Thursday.
It said that 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 computers 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.
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 hoped that this project would help provide adequate education to needy children and that they can have better opportunities in the future. The Consulate General of Japan also wished that this support from the people of Japan will further strengthen the friendly relationship between Japan and Pakistan.