USAID to build schools in flood-affected zones
Karachi: The US Agency of International Development (USAID) has pledged to support the Sindh Basic Education Programme through which schools will be constructed in flood-affected areas of Khairpur, Dadu, Jacobabad, Kambar, Sukkur, Larkana, Kashmore and Karachi.
The programme will also aim to enhance literacy in schools, alleviate malnourishment in children and give technical assistance to the education department. The total funding available for the project is US$155 million.
Secretary for Education and Literacy, Alam Din Bullo said, “The goal of the Sindh Basic Education Program is to increase and sustain students’ enrollment in primary, middle and secondary schools in targeted geographic locations of the province by developing a school environment conducive to teaching and learning.”
The details of the allocated funds are; re-construction of schools affected by floods $51 million, support to Government of Sindh’s policy $30 million, reforms to merge, consolidate and upgrade schools through construction of schools and to improve early grade reading in primary schools $30 million, community mobilization $20 million, technical assistance to the department of education $6 million, monitoring and evaluation $4 million and office of infrastructure and engineering $14 million.