From the American people: another state-of-the-art school for Sindh [HamariWeb] 29 Jun, 2018

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director for Sindh and BalochistanJohn Smith-Sreen andInterim Sindh Education Minister, Dr. Saadia Rizvitoday inaugurated a recently completed school constructed with the support of USAID.

Local notables, community elders, teachers, students, and parents were also present. This new building for Government High School VikyaSangi, Larkana, was constructed with the support of the U.S. government through the $155 million USAID Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP), in partnership with the Government of Sindh.

Mr. Smith-Sreen emphasized that the U.S. government is proud to partner with the government of Sindh in the joint initiative of promoting education for all.He said, “We, along with our partners from the School Education and Literacy Department, focus on improving the quality and accessibility of education. The Sindh Basic Education Program is helping to improve the quality of teaching and increase access to safe learning opportunities for children, especially for girls.”

Interim Sindh Education Minister, Dr. Saadia Rizvi, expressed appreciation for USAID SBEP and the U.S. government’s strong support in modernizing education in Sindh.

USAID’s SBEP is constructing 106 modern school buildings in seven districts of North Sindh and five towns of Karachi. Construction of 34 schools has already been completed, while 72 are under construction. The program aims to increase and sustain student enrollment in primary, middle, and secondary public schools in select areas of Sindh, with a special focus on providing opportunity for children who have dropped out of school. In addition to constructing schools, SBEP also supports the government’s reforms in education, community mobilization, public-private partnerships, and improving reading competencies of students in schools.

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