The Government of Japan extended a grant of over Rs.8 million to Participatory Research and Development Organization (PRADO) for ‘The Project for Construction of Two School Buildings for Primary and Secondary Education’ in Matiari, Sindh. The grant was extended under the scheme of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
The agreement was signed between Toshikazu Isomura, Consul-General of Japan in Karachi and Abdul Razzaque, Executive Director, Participatory Research and Development Organization (PRADO), at the official residence of Consul General of Japan in Karachi. In order to achieve its objective to provide low cost quality education to the underprivileged children of Matiari area, the Grant will be utilized for the construction of two school buildings and two desktop PCs to each school so that the dilapidated infrastructure situation can be improved and children can get access to basic education facilities.
Speaking at the occasion, Consul General Toshikazu Isomura stated that strengthening the quality of education has become a global agenda at all educational levels. The quality of basic education is important not only for preparing individuals for the subsequent educational levels but to equip them with the requisite basic life skills. The Consulate General of Japan hopes that this project help provide adequate education to needy children and that they can have better opportunities in the future. He also wishes that this support from the people of Japan will further strengthen the friendly relationship between Japan and Pakistan.
Abdul Razzaque, Executive Director, Participatory Research and Development Organization (PRADO), in his remarks, appreciated the initiatives taken by Consulate General of Japan for the improvement of social sector in Sindh province.