Japan provides assistance for Khyber, Torghar projects
PESHAWAR: Government of Japan, as a part of efforts to promote human security, has decided to provide financial assistance of US$ 236,230 for four social development projects in education and rural electrification in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces.
The grants will be provided to four national NGOs including Learning Awareness & Motivation Programme (LAMP) in Khyber district, Friends Welfare Association (FWA) in Torghar district, Hana Development Council (HDC) in Mandi Bahauddin district and Actions for Human Advancement (AHAT) in Kasur district, a press release issued by the Embassy of Japan said.
The grant of US$ 73,514 provided to LAMP will be utilized for the expansion of a primary section of the school for boys and girls in a village of Khyber district to overcome the problem of overcrowded classrooms.
Currently, the school having classes from Play Group till Grade 10 has over 950 enrollment, and over 300 students sit outside their classrooms in open space because of the limited sitting capacity in the classrooms.
Earlier, the school was expanded up to grade 10 with the financial assistance provided by the Government of Japan in financial year 2011 and 2015.
The grant of US$ 64,868 provided to FWA will be spent for the construction of a building for primary and middle school in Torghar district of KP. At present over 130 girls and boys use the premises of a local mosque for their classes because of the lack of availability of school building.
The new school building will also be used in second shift for middle school classes for girls specifically. The project is expected to provide a conducive environment to the students for study. – APP