Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Progress in expansion of HOPE Formal School and Vocational Training Center

HOPE Pakistan in collaboration with the Japanese government built up a Formal School in Korangi, Karachi, which was inaugurated in 2006, targeting the underprivileged children of the community. Since then HOPE Formal School has been providing quality education to hundreds of poor children. Currently, more than 750 students are enrolled in the school.
HOPE considered upgrading and expanding the school to cater to more underprivileged children so as to spread free education to as much children as it can. The Consulate General of Japan demonstrated its support and love for the Pakistani people and approved the project. Hence, a grant contract for the up-gradation was signed on 19th September 2012 by the Acting Consul General of Japan Mr. Masamichi Abe and the chairperson of HOPE Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla. The project plan included construction of new rooms, improved vocational center and availability of conveyance for the staff and students.
This Project for the Expansion of HOPE Formal School and Vocational Training Center at Korangi in Karachi had been given a grant up to seventy two thousand nine hundred and twenty two US dollars under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) by the Government of Japan.
The covered area on which the construction was being done is 2,304 sq. ft. The construction work is being done on a fast pace and HOPE team is vigilant to monitor the construction work efficiently. As the number of students increased in the HOPE Formal School so has the need for space. The students getting enrolled in the HOPE Formal School now need space and facilities for obtaining free education at the School.
The construction work is being carried out with utmost diligence and in good faith. The construction of the structure is complete with pillars and block work completed. The rooftop has been laden. The concealed wiring has been laid out and the plumbing, sanitary work and plaster work is ongoing and in progress. The tile and marble flooring work is pending. Almost 65% work is complete. Within a couple of months the entire construction work would be complete.