Intel Pakistan, USAID to ensure access to education

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The USAID, Sindh Education and Literacy Department and Intel Pakistan Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding to help improve access to quality education in the province.

Sindh Education Minister Nisar Khuhro and US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson were present on the occasion.

“We all recognise that prosperity and a better life cannot be built without a strong foundation in a quality education,” said US Consulate-General Karachi, US Ambassador Richard G. Olson, while speaking at the signing ceremony.

He added this agreement with Intel Pakistan will go a long way towards making education more accessible to the children of Sindh.” Under the terms of the MoU, Intel will provide training to at least 800 government teachers, 4,000 students, and 4,000 out-of-school adolescents and adults over a period of three years.

This will also enable them to use effectively information communication technology (ICT) in school education, literacy, and daily life. Intel Pakistan will also work with the USAID-funded Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP) to support school and regional public libraries.

USAIDs Provincial Director Leon S. Waskin, Sindh education secretary Dr Fazalullah Pechuho and Intel Pakistans country manager Naveed Siraj joined Ambassador Olson at the signing ceremony at the US Consulate General.


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Published in: Volume 05 Issue 47

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