Helping Hand: Japan pledges $0.3m for schools

All the projects are expected to contribute towards greater equality between boys and girls in education.


News Desk September 18, 2012



The Japanese government has pledged to give around $0.3 million in financial support to three non-government organisations for the cause of promoting education in the country, said a press release issued by the Japanese embassy on Monday.


Separate agreements for the three projects were signed at the Japanese envoy’s residence between Acting Chargé d’Affaires Akira Kono and the heads of the three organisations.

The grants will fund the construction of three schools in rural areas, which will enable nearly 900 children to study in a safe environment. Essential furniture like desks and chairs will also be provided for students. All the projects are expected to contribute towards greater equality between boys and girls in education.

At the signing ceremony, Kono stressed the importance of basic education for the development of Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 18th, 2012. 

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