United States Agency for International Development improves access to education in Sindh

Karachi, September 18, 2015 (PPI-OT): The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Sindh Education and Literacy Department signed memorandums of understanding (MoU) with Engro Corporation to improve education in Sindh. “The Sindh government and our corporate partners have shown great leadership in implementing U.S.-funded education projects,” said U.S. Consul General Brian Heath. “The collaboration will go a long way toward making education more accessible to children in Sindh.”

USAID Pakistan is helping the Sindh Education and Literacy Department implement the USAID Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP). This includes constructing 120 large public schools in seven districts of the province, and five towns in Karachi. Under the tripartite agreement, Engro under its “I am the Change” initiative will help generate funding for SBEP schools.

“This is exactly the kind of cooperation that we need from stakeholders in all areas – government, private sector, and civil society,” said USAID Mission Director to Pakistan John Groarke. Sindh Education Secretary Fazlullah Pechuho, USAID Mission Director John Groarke, and Engro’s senior Vice President Ruhail Muhammad signed the MoU. Also present were U.S. Consul General Brian Heath and USAID Senior Policy Advisor and Program Manager for Sindh Basic Education Program Randy Hatfield.

For more information on USAID projects, please visit www.usaid.gov/pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Brian Asmus
Consulate General of the United States of America
Plot No 3-5, TPX Area, Mai Kolachi Road,
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35275000 Ext: 5242
Fax: +92-21-35275985
Cell: +92-302-8294015
Email: asmusbp@state.gov
Website: http://karachi.usconsulate.gov