The European Union (EU) is disbursing nearly Rs. 2.2 billion (€10 million) to the Government of Sindh to strengthen the implementation of provincial education policies. This is the second payment of a 42 million grant made available through budget support by the European Union.
UNICEF provides complementary technical assistance to strengthen the Sindh School Education and Literacy Department’s capacity to plan, manage and deliver quality and equitable education.
SELD has come a long way in remodeling the edifice of education in collaboration with Donors, development partners and civil society. The contribution of European Union in the shape of Development through Enhanced Education with budgetary support allocation of €42 million is quite commendable.
An estimated 6 million children in Sindh province are still out of school, of which over half are girls. The European Union remains a committed partner to the Government of Sindh in improving the quality of education and ensuring access for all boys and girls in the province.
The European Union’s support for primary and secondary education is a priority area under the European Union-Pakistan Strategic Engagement Plan, which aims to further enhance bilateral relations.