Lahore: U.S. Consul General Nina Fite inaugurated a consultative workshop to foster cooperation between stakeholders and strengthen the education sector in the Punjab. USAID Provincial Director Jeffrey Bakken also spoke at the workshop, organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Participants included civil society groups, non-governmental and private sector organizations, donors, and existing and prospective USAID partners.
"The American people and the U.S. Government are committed to ensure that Pakistan's children have access to a quality basic education, as well as opportunities for higher education," said Consul General Fite. She applauded the efforts of the workshop participants for their commitment to enhancing education for the children of Punjab. "This workshop is an opportunity to bring together all of your knowledge and experience on education in Pakistan, to work together to provide even more Pakistani children with quality education, the chance at a bright future, and the Roshan Pakistan that they deserve."
Pakistan and the United States have enjoyed close cooperation in the education sector for over 50 years. This education initiative is yet another expression of the U.S. Government's long-term commitment to the Pakistani people. This partnership between the United States and Pakistan will continue to foster cooperation between civil society, government, the private sector, and other key stakeholders.
Last updated: December 31, 2012