U.S. Consul General inaugurates Sohail bin Sadiq School in Gujranwala District
April 10, 2013 —U.S. Consul General Nina M. Fite inaugurated new school facilities at Sohail bin Sadiq Model School in Herpoki village, Gujranwala district. These facilities were constructed with a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Ambassador's Fund program.
U.S. Ambssador visits LRBT hospital
April 10, 2013 - U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson visited one of the largest providers of eye surgery in Pakistan at the Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT) hospital in Mandra, Punjab, to commemorate World Health Day. LRBT is the recipient of a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Small Grants Program, which has funded surgeries for 11,417 Pakistani women at LRBT. (View full story in media and events section).
U.S National Day event
Small Grants and Ambassador's Fund Program participated in the U.S National Day event held in Lahore on Feb 21, 2013. During the event Consul General Nina Fite, Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Chair of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Robert Menendez and the U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson cut the cake to mark the U.S. National Day celebrations.
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"I am very happy to receive this training, I am hopeful that with the help of these trainings I will have an added advantage of landing on a better job" declares Razia David, a trainee housemaid. USAID's Small Grants Program awarded FACES a yearlong grant of USD 151,258, to train 1,000 poor women in domestic housekeeping skill and help find them suitable placements as housemaids.
"My husband could not afford paying PKR 2,500 for my eye surgery, I am thankful to USAID for this assistance. I did not face any problem in receiving my treatment, I am sure with the restoration of my eyesight I will be able to manage my household chores comfortably," says Saran. USAID's Small Grants Program is helping reduce preventable blindness through cataract eye surgeries.
Ayesha, Sana and Hira are happy to receive education in their newly built spacious classrooms. Ambassador's Fund Program awarded a USD 233,522 grant to Tameer-e-Millat Foundation to construct first and second floor of TMF girls model school. The school building completed with the financial assistance of USAID will help eradicate poverty of illiteracy from Tehsil Fateh Jang.