U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson joined employees of the SOS Youngsters’s Village of Islamabad to inaugurate a brand new English language laboratory at SOS at this time. Established with a grant from the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund, the brand new lab will allow the youngsters dwelling on the SOS Youngsters’s Village to enhance their English-language expertise.
To furnish the lab, the U.S. authorities purchased 22 computer systems, furnishings, a printer, and particular English-language software program. “The U.S. authorities funds complete education schemes that can assist thousands and thousands of Pakistani youngsters. Our funding of the brand new English-language lab for the SOS Youngsters’s Village is an instance of this help. It exhibits how america and Pakistan can work collectively to enhance the lives of Pakistan’s youngsters,” stated Ambassador Olson on the inauguration of the English lab.
When requested concerning the impression of this English language lab, SOS Youngsters’s Village of Islamabad Chairperson, Ms. Naznin Murtaza, stated, “English has turn out to be the widespread language of enterprise and training all through the world. Nevertheless, many of the SOS youngsters are from backgrounds that haven’t afforded them the alternatives to study English. The brand new U.S.-funded English language lab will assist these youngsters overcome that problem and equip them with English-language expertise to allow them to rise so far as their expertise and exhausting work will take them.”
The SOS Youngsters’s Village of Islamabad was established in July 2011, and is at the moment supporting 92 girls and boys, together with 13 moms. Most of those youngsters are from Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and have been orphaned by the devastating 2005 earthquake.
This initiative is one a part of a complete U.S. training help program, which incorporates constructing or rehabilitating almost 800 colleges; launching new diploma applications in training at 90 trainer schools and universities; offering scholarships for 12,000 college students to review in Pakistan; and working the biggest Fulbright educational change program on this planet.
The U.S. Ambassador’s Fund is a $15 million grant program managed by USAID and applied below a contract with the Nationwide Rural Assist Program (NRSP). The fund supplies alternatives for Pakistani NGOs, civil society teams, non-public sector organizations, and communities to use for and obtain funding help to enhance primary financial or social situations at the local people stage and assist high-impact, quick-implementation actions.