On June 19, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Director for Sindh and Balochistan Michael Hryshchyshyn and Secretary Sindh Education and Literary Department, Qazi Pervez Shahid inaugurated a recently completed school constructed with USAID support in Sukkur.
Local notables, community elders, teachers, students, and parents were present. This new building for Government Modern High School Sukkur, was constructed with the support of the U.S. government through the $159.2 million USAID Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP), in partnership with the Government of Sindh.
Mr. Hryshchyshyn articulated 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 through engagement with the private sector.”
Secretary Sindh Education and Literary Department, expressed appreciation for USAID SBEP and the U.S. government’s strong support in modernizing education in Sindh province.
The USAID supported SBEP is constructing 112 modern school buildings in nine districts of North Sindh and five towns of Karachi. Construction of 60 schools has already been completed, while 52 are under various stages of 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.
For more information about USAID programs please visit: www.usaid.gov/Pakistan