Education Agreement Signed By USAID and Mobile Bus Libraries Hands Over to Pakistan
Mobile Bus Libraries:
The Mobile Bus Libraries is another step towards promoting a reading culture in Pakistan. On Thursday United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over two mobile libraries to the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) to mark international education week, at a ceremony in a local school.
Now, United States Agency International Development (handed over the buses to Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) at Islamabad.
The United States Agency International Development funded Pakistan Reading Project being implemented by International Rescue Committee (IRC) is helping improve reading skills of children across Pakistan.
Later in the day, USAID Mission Director Gregory Gottlieb and Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Development, Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to continue working towards improvement in the quality of education by helping to build the skills of teachers throughout Pakistan. At the signing, Mr Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman, thanked the U.S. Government for their continued support to raising standards in Pakistani education.
The USAID-funded Pakistan Reading Project is a $165 million project, which is supporting Pakistan’s provincial and regional departments of education to improve the reading skills of children. It is one part of a comprehensive education program that the United States implements in Pakistan in partnership with the government of Pakistan.
USAID Pakistan Director Education Dr Christopher Steel the Pakistan Reading Project is running a mobile bus library programme in Sindh and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) from the last two years and brought reading materials directly to communities and help re-establish reading habits.