Sindh Education Minister and US Consul General break ground for the construction of schools in Karachi - 12 May 2017

The Sindh Education Minister and US Consul General along with Special Secretary Education Akhtar Inyat Bhurgri and US Deputy Mission Director Denise Herbol broke ground to mark the start of construction of four more schools today here in Karachi. The local government representatives, community leaders, teachers and students were also present on the occasion. The schools are being constructed under USAID $155 million Sindh Basic Education Program. Speaking at the event, the Sindh Education Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, expressed his appreciation for the U.S. Government�s strong support in modernizing education in Sindh. �Education is the utmost priority of the Sindh Government and we are very grateful to USAID for helping us in education reforms, a need of the hour.� While thanking US Government, he further added that the US Government is helping us in the construction of more than 100 new school buildings in Sindh through the Sindh Basic Education Program. This is one of the best investments we have ever had, which will change the economic and social conditions of our next generations. �The United States Government strongly supports education in Pakistan and we are proud to partner with the Sindh Government for the construction of 106 schools throughout Sindh,� said Consul Grace Shelton at the ceremony. The SBEP is constructing up to 106 modern school buildings in eight districts of Sindh. Currently, 23 schools are completed and 11 schools stand operational for educational activities. The project aims to increase and sustain student enrollment in primary, middle and secondary public schools in selected areas of Sindh, with a special focus on bringing back children who have dropped out of schools. Besides construction, SBEP also support the government in piloting the reforms in education, community mobilization, public-private partnerships and improving reading competencies of students in schools

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