Japan grants us$ 163,165 to Ameer begum welfare trust for the construction of girls school Okara
Islamabad: The government of Japan has decided to extend financial support of the construction of us$ 163,165 (approx. Rs.14.0 million) to the Ameer Begum Welfare Trust (ABWT) for the construction of Girls School in Okara.
The agreement for the project was signed on Wednesday 25th January, 2012 between Mr. Hiroshi OE, the ambassador of Japan to Pakistan and Ms. Robina Shaheen Wattoo, chairperson of the ABWT, at the Japanese ambassador residence in Islamabad. Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wotto, Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan and Pattern-in-Chief of the ABWT was also present at the signing ceremony as the chief guest.
The grant will be utilized for the construction of the school building, procurement of the school material and playground equipment. Free education and educational material such as uniforms and text books will be provided to the students to support their enrolment and learning. This project will provide learning equal opportunities to the most venerable segment of the society in Okara and its surroundings.
In addition, this project will contribute to improve the education standards in the project area with free education to the approximately to the three hundred students. It is also hoped that the number of female student with access to education will keep increasing in the areas. At the signing ceremony the ambassador OE stressed that promoting girl’s education is one of the priorities in Japan’s assistance policy towards Pakistan.
He expressed his hope that this project would contribute to stimulate active women’s participation in the society and improve their social status in Pakistan. He believes that such assistance by the government and people of Japan will further cement the relationship and friendship that exists between Japan and Pakistan.
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