Sindh Education and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani on Sunday performed the groundbreaking of the new educational complex of the non-profit Green Crescent Trust (GCT) in Mehrabpur.
Also present on the occasion were around 50 top donors of the GCT who especially travelled over 350 kilometres from Karachi and reached the event’s venue to show their firm commitment to the cause of educating children of the deprived families in Sindh.
The team of non-profit Shahid Afridi Foundation, which is the leading partner of the GCT in its drive to enroll out-of-school children in Sindh, was also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Sindh Education Minister praised the untiring struggle of the GCT continuing for the past 27 years to educate children of the underprivileged areas of Sindh.
He said that indeed the Sindh government required support from the bona fide non-governmental organisations like the GCT to end illiteracy in Sindh.
He said that education was one of the most affected fields due to the Covid-19 pandemic as the government had to join hands with the concerned private sector and the NGOs to fully revive academic activities in the best interest of the students.
The Education Minister said that his presence at the event showed his personal interest to get cooperation from the leading charities like the GCT to educate children of the underprivileged areas in the province.
He recalled that in the recently unveiled budget of the Sindh government, education had secured the highest allocation of over Rs 377 billion showing their utmost resolve to educate the coming generations.
He said the Sindh government’s Labour Department would also seek cooperation from the leading NGOs of the education sector to provide quality school education to children of labourers in the province
Speaking on the occasion, the CEO of GCT Zahid Saeed said the GCT had established over 150 charitable schools in Sindh having an enrollment of over 29,000 students of the backward areas.
He said that prior to building the new educational complex, the GCT had 10 charitable schools in Mehrabpur having 2,500 students of destitute families.
The new educational complex would enrol another 2,500 students of the town from Class Prep to Class 12 after completion of the project. He said the construction of the project would complete in one year’s time.