PD SBEP

Today, on 23-11-2020, PD SBEP Mr. Hafeez Raza Shaikh along with the PMIU Engineering team held a surprise visit to SBEP under construction schools in Karachi i.e. GBSS No.09, Sector 8/L & GBPS Frontier Colony No.1, Orangi Town, Karachi. PD SBEP inspected the construction activities and shown dissatisfaction over the slow pace of the work. He also directed the contractor to expedite work and construction progress. 

Cattle Colony Malir Karachi

Today on 16th Nov.2020, completed the handing over ceremony of 51st State-of-the-Art Secondary School at Cattle Colony Malir Karachi. The students of Cattle Colony Karachi received a new school to advance their education needs in Pakistan under the long-running active partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Sindh government. The USAID Director for Sindh and Balochistan James Parys and Sindh Minister for Women Development Syeda Shehla Raza, who was the Chief Guest of the event, attended the inauguration ceremony at the Government Secondary School Cattle Colony in Bin Qasim Town, Karachi.

SBEP Schools

The SBEP has completed 1st phase of handing over of 7 schools out of 25 completed schools to EMOs. Aready 43 schools are with 7 reputable Education Management Organizations. In the second phase 7 more schools will be handed-over to reputable EMOs in district Larkana, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Dadu and Karachi. Secretary, School Education & Literacy Department, Mr. Ahmed Bakhsh Narejo accompanied by the Program Director, SBEP Mr. Hafeez Raza Shaikh, Senior Director PPP node SELD, Mr. Dilawar Mangi, Director schools, District Education Officers (Primary/Secondary), Taluka Education Officers, Community notables, parents, teachers, students, and SBEP stakeholders also participated in the ceremonies. Health & Nutrition Development Society (HANDS) and Charter for Compassion (CFC) took over schools as the EMO to supervise the educational activities.

Arzi Bhutto

The Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP)opens more schools in QSK funded under USAID. It handed over the 48th School to the Education Management Organizations (EMOS) today. The ceremonies were held at the multipurpose halls of the GHS Arzi Bhutto & GMS Angh of Qamabr Shahdadkot District. The opening events were lead by the Program Director, SBEP Mr. Hafez Raza Shaikh & attended by the Senior Director PPP Node Mr. Dilawar Mangi, District Education Officer, (Secondary) QSK, Mr. Nawab Ali Khokhar, Director PPP Node Mr. Touseef Latif, and Chief of Party, Community Mobilization Program, Mr. Naveed Ahmed Shaikh.

Zakrio Mahesar

9 November 2020: The school opening and handing over ceremony of Government High School, Zakrio Mahessar, Larkana, held today at the multiple purpose hall of the School. The Program Director, SBEP, Mr. Hafeez Raza Shaikh, Senior Director PPP Node Mr. Dilawar Mangi, Director Schools Larkana, Mr. Maqsood ul Haq Qureshi, District Education Officer, (Secondary) Larkana, Mr. Akhtar Hussain Korejo, Director PPP Node Mr. Touseef Latif and Chief of Party, Community Mobilization Program, Mr. Naveed Ahmed Shaikh attended the event.  Community notables, parents, teachers, students, and SBEP stakeholders also participated in the ceremony. 

Damba Village handing over

A very happy moment for the children of Damba Village, Karachi. The handing over /opening ceremony of Government High School, Damba Village held today at the multipurpose hall of the School. Program Director SBEP Mr. Hafeez Raza Shaikh, Deputy Program Director SBEP, Mr. Abdul Hannan Shaikh, Director Schools, (Secondary) Karachi, Mr. Safar Kachhar, Director PPP Node Mr. Tousif Latif, District Education Officer (Primary) Taluka Education Officers, Chief of Party, Community Mobilization Program, Mr. Naveed Ahmed Shaikh attended the event. Community notables, parents, teachers, students, and SBEP stakeholders also participated in the ceremony. Health And Nutrition Development Society (HANDS) takes over the school as the EMOs to supervise the educational activities for ten years. Around 700+ students will be benefitted from this state - of the - art institution.

PD visit 11 Oct 2020

The Program Director SBEP with team members made a surprise visit to GHS Waryo Gabol, Gadap town, District Malir, Karachi today on 10th October 2020 to check the progress of work and ensure that the school is completed by 15th October, 2020.

usaid meeting

Program Director Mr Hafeez Raza Shaikh along with Secretary SE&LD Mr Ahmed Bux Narejo, participated online in the 'Tripartite portfolio review meeting of USAID funded projects in Pakistan' held on October 1st, 2020 at Islamabad. The representatives from USAID, EAD, GoP, and Secretaries  /PDs of the programs attended the meeting virtually. Mr. Lila Ram from USAID, presented the progress report of the Sindh Basic Education Program. He informed the forum that out of of 106, construction of 71 schools have been completed, while the remaining are at various stages of construction. He further informed the forum that the progress of the program very much satisfactory and both the GoS & USAID team are working in a cordial environment for the betterment of program and the people of Sindh.

pd visit 25 Sept 2020

On 25-09-2020, Mr. Hafeez Raza Shaikh, PD-SBEP along with a team PMIU Engineer & consultant Halcrow, Pakistan visited the following two (02) under construction school sites of M/s Shoukat Khan & Co under package 13B, District Jacobabad. I. GHS Mirpur Burrio, II. GHS Jacobabad. The physical progress was monitored & reviewed.

PD visit 24 Sept 2020

Mr. Hafeez Raza Shaikh, Program Director, Sindh Basic Education Program, accompanied by the Engineering section of PMIU & the Consultant M/s Halcrow visited the under-construction schools of District Kashmore - Kandhkot to monitor the progress of GHS Colony No. 1, GHS Hassan Ali & Turab Ali Muhammadani of package 14 for the District.

pd visit 23 Sept 2020

Mr. Hafeez Raza Shaikh, Program Director - SBEP along with a team PMIU Engineer & Consultant Halcrow visited the following four under construction school sites of M/s Friends Enterprises in District Qambar-Shahdadkot 1) GHS Bambho Khan Chandio 2) GHS Wali dad Mugheri 3) GHS Noor Supro & 4) GHS Khairo Gadhi to review the physical progress.

school reopen after covid-19

The first day of the re-opening of schools, GHS Satabo, District Khairpur, managed by the Indus Resource Center (IRC), ensuring implementation of COVID -19 SOPs. SBEP modernizing education in Sindh.

Program Director SBEP, Hafeez Raza Shaikh

The Program Director SBEP, Mr. Hafeez Raza Shaikh, along with the engineering & monitoring teams of PMIU, visited under construction SBEP schools of Karachi today (Sep 12, 2020). The team observed progress on GHSS Sindhi Jama'at, Bin Qasim Town, and GHS Waryo Gabol, Gadap Town, Karachi, accompanied by the Halcrow & Contractor's teams.

PD PMIU made a surprise visit

The Program Director, Sindh Basic Education Program,. Mr. Hafeez Raza Shaikh made a surprise visit to the Sindhi Jamat Society School, District Malir, Karachi today to observe the work advancement of the under-construction school. Mr. Raza instructed the contractor to speed up the progress. He also planted a tree there.

Meeting 9 Sept 2020

Mr. Ahmed Bukhsh Narejo, Secretary School Education & Literacy Department chaired a meeting at Program Management & Implementation Unit (PMIU) of USAID supported Sindh Basic Education Program for the review of the SBEP progress. Program Director SBEP, Mr. Hafeez Raza Shaikh briefed the Secretary SE&LD about the various several initiatives and accomplishment, Deputy Program Director, Mr. Abdul Hannan Shaikh, Senior Director PPP Node, Director PPP Node, and PMIU staff participated in the meeting.

PD Visit

The Program Director, SBEP, Mr. Hafeez Raza Shaikh along with PMIU M&E and Procurement teams visited under construction schools including GBPS Sindhi Jamat Housing Society, Bin Qasim Town, Malir, and GBELS Waryo Gabol, Malir District Karachi, today on September 05, 2020. Mr. Sohail Shamim Siddiqui, Chief of Party (COP), Halcrow Pakistan (Consultant), and the representatives from contractor M/s Friends Enterprises were accompanied by the visiting teams.

Schools covid-19 disinfect

Our Schools are ready, but before we get to the school, we must sure to disinfect the premises and reduce the exposure of COVID-19.  Government High School Tando Mir Ali, District Khairpur, managed by the Sukkur IBA University.

Bid meeting

The Program Management & Implementation Unit (PMIU) held a meeting for the opening of bids for Government High School Meeran Machhi, Taluka Mero Khan, District Qamber Shahdadkot on Sep 03, 2020, at Karachi against Tender published in August 2020 in three prominent dailies of Pakistan.

Field visit

Field visit of PMIU M&E and Engineering team

PSC 22nd

Program Steering Committee (PSC) of SBEP meets to review progress – July 27, 2020.

The Program Steering Committee (PSC) of the Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP) held it's 22nd meeting today at Karachi to review program progress. The Chairman PSC Mr. Ahmed Bux Narejo, Secretary, School Education & Literacy Department, presided the meeting. The Program Director SBEP Mr. Hafeez Raza Shaikh apprised the forum about the program. The forum appraised program progress discussed the issues and proposed the way forward.

Sindh Government Entrusts Private Sector to Manage Schools

Karachi – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Julie Koenen, and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, and Minister for Education and Literacy Saeed Ghani, virtually witnessed the agreement signing between Government of Sindh and Education Management Organizations (EMOs).

GGHS Phaka

Kick-off meeting with the contractor (M/S Saeed Khan) and the Halcrow Pakistan held at PMIU, to start construction work at GGHS Phaka District Dadu

Program Director SBEP, Hafeez Raza Shaikh visited GBSS Yousuf Goth in Karachi on May 20, 2020 to monitor the delivery of furniture supplied by Interwood Company.

Program Director SBEP, Hafeez Raza Shaikh visited GBSS Yousuf Goth in Karachi on May 20, 2020 to monitor the delivery of furniture supplied by Interwood Company.

Yusuf Goth

USAID Mission Director Julie Koenen and Sindh Minister for Education & Literacy, Saeed Ghani inaugurated the Yousuf Goth school in Surjani Town, Karachi on February 03, 2020.

Mr. Mark Sorensen, Acting Director

Mr. Mark Sorensen, Acting Director, USAID visited Program Management & Implementation Unit (PMIU) of Sindh Basic Education Program today on October 31st, 2019 to discuss the achievements and distribute the appreciation letters among PMIU team members for their contribution. In recognition of the valuable & significant role played by PMU team, Mr. Sorensen awarded appreciation certificates among all PMIU staff. The Program Director, SBEP Mr. Mushtaque Ahmed Soomro accompanied by other USAID officials i.e. Mr. Lila Ram, USAID Project Management Specialist and Mr. Hafeez Somo, Education Specialist at the distribution ceremony.

 

PSC-21

Program Steering Committee (PSC) of SBEP meets to review the progress – October 18, 2019

The 21st Program Steering Committee (PSC) of Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP) met to review program progress on 18th October 2019 at PMIU, Karachi. The chairman PSC Mr. Ahsan Ali Mangi, Secretary, School Education Department, presided the meeting. The Program Director SBEP Mr. Mushtaque Ahmed Soomro apprised the chair about USAID supported Sindh Basic Education Program being executed by School Education and Literacy Department (SE&LD), Government of Sindh. The progress of SBEP was reviewed, issues discussed; the way forward also was marked.

Mr. Mark Sorensen, Director, Education USAID, along with Mr. Lila Ram also graced the event.

The representatives from the Finance Department, Planning & Development Department, Reform Support Unit, SE&LD' PPP Node, Halcrow Pakistan and Community Mobilization Program also attended the meeting.

Dadu

Dadu (September 30, 2019) – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Director for Sindh and Balochistan Mark Sorensen and Program Director SBEP Mushtaque Ahmed Soomro today inaugurated a recently completed school for the local community at Mondar, Dadu.

Inauguration of recently completed school Damba Village

Karachi – His Excellency U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Paul W. Jones and Honourable Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah with Secretary School Education and Literacy Department Government of Sindh Mr. Ahsan Ali Mangi on 17th September, 2019 inaugurated a recently completed school that was constructed with support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at Damba Village in Gadap Town, Karachi. 

contractor meeting

A meeting with Halcrow (consultant) was held at PMIU on preparation of audit response on July 30, 2019

meeting with halcrow

A meeting with Halcrow (consultant) was held at PMIU on preparation of audit response on July 30, 2019

introductory meeting

An introductory meeting with Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP) Implementing Partners (IPs) under chairmanship of PD- SBEP Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed Soomro held at Program Management & Implementing Unit (PMIU) on 25th July 2019.

USAID

On July 23, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Director for Sindh and Balochistan Michael Hryshchyshyn and Secretary Education Qazi Shahid Parvez, participated in a Closing Ceremony of Sindh Capacity Development Project (SCDP) supported by USAID. The Government of Sindh’s officials, educationists and civil society representatives were present.

A bid farewell

A bid farewell to outgoing Program Director, Agha Fakhur Hussain & welcome to his successor, Mr. Mushtaque Ahmed Soomro. The SCDP & PMIU team attended the ceremony.

Tando  School

"Government High School Tando Nazar Ali, Khairpur"

PMIU team

"PMIU team receives the appreciation certificates by USAID and GoS"

SBEP at PMIU

"Sindh Education Minister Syed Sardar Shah & Secretary Education Qazi Shahid Parvez, receive briefings on updates from SBEP at PMIU."

19th Program Steering Committee (PSC)

"19th Program Steering Committee (PSC) was held to monitor the progress of the Sindh Basic Education Program on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at PMIU office. The meeting was chaired by Secretary School Education & Literacy Department, Government of Sindh."

World Teacher's day

"SBEP celebrates World Teacher's day at Damba Village, Karachi"

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