The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the government Sindh under the Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP) are planning to execute a huge project for the construction of 106 schools in Sindh.
The schools would be state-of-the-art buildings.
The United States government via USAID is making contribution of $159.2 million whereas the government of Sindh is also giving $10 million cost-share for the SBEP in the project, as mentioned in a statement.
The project is aimed at increasing and sustaining the enrolment of students in the primary, secondary and middle public schools in the chosen areas of the province with a special focus on bringing back girls who have dropped schools.
The schools would be built in Dadu, Kamber Shahdadkot, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Kashmore, Larkana, Gotki and Khairpur and also in the 5 towns of Karachi—Gadap, Orangi, Lyari, Bin Qasim and Kemari.
Presently the construction of 47 schools have been completed out of which 43 schools have been given over to the 6 Education Management Organisation (EMOs) while the building of the remaining schools is in the process.
Out of the built 43 schools, 9 would be managed by the Sukkar Institute of Business Administration (IBA) while 11 schools would be managed by The Citizens Foundation (TCF).
The TCF would also be managing the 8 priority schools under the district package of Dadu and Qamber-Shahdadkot. The Sukkur-IBA university would also be managing 17 priority schools under the district package of Sukkur and Larkana.
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