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Grant Assistance from World Food Program - agreement Signed

The World Food Programme will provide grant assistance of US $ 26.4 million (approximately Rs.1584 million) to Pakistan over a period of two years. An agreement to this effect was signed here today between Government of Pakistan and world Food Programme. Secretary Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Mr. Hafeez Akhter signed the agreement on behalf of Government of Pakistan while Mr. David Fletcher, Acting Country Director, signed one behalf of World Food Programme.
The specific objectives of the grant assistance programme are to promote primary education, enhance literacy rate for women in selection food insecure districts of Pakistan, improve the health of women and children by promoting safe mother hood and to improve the over all living standard of rural women. This programme will enable 44 thousand girls already enrolled in the 1800 selected schools to complete their education and also enable additional 1,00,000 girls to enter schools and receive the same benefit.

 

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