school in Quetta endeavours to provide quality education
to the under privileged communities and children of Afghan
refugees at a low cost. The assistance will be used to upgrade
the primary section of existing school in order to accommodate
more children to expand the benefits of formal education
to the local community.
The Government of Japan
initiated the GRA scheme for Pakistan in 1989. With the
provision of assistance to these three NGOs, the total number
of projects in Pakistan assisted under the GRA scheme would
now reach 204 and the total amount of assistance provided
to these projects is US $ 10,168,724.
The success of GRA scheme
is evident. In the year of its inception in FY 1989 only
two projects worth US $ 89,703 were assisted. In the Japanese
Fiscal Year 2003, which started 1st April 2002 and ended
31st March 2003, the Embassy of Japan extended a sum of
US $ 3,307,372 to thirty eight projects of NGOs scattered
all over Pakistan. This is the 1st time that Japan is extending
assistance to NGOs under the GRA programme in the current
The GRA programme is a part
of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA),
designed to support the projects of NGOs and community based
organizations (CBOs) working in the social development sector,
providing flexible and timely support to small-scale development
projects, reaching out various underdeveloped and deserving
communities all over the country to improve the social well-being
of the people of Pakistan.
All non-profit organizations
implementing social development projects including local/international
NGOs, CBOs, village organizations, local institutions, schools
and hospitals are eligible for applying under the GRA scheme.
Priority is given to the projects in sectors such as basic
education, primary health, vocational training/skill development,
special education, agriculture, public welfare/basic infrastructure,
environment and women-in-development projects.
Qandeel Model Public School,
communities, Government of Japan, education, primary health,
vocational training/skill development, special education,
agriculture, public welfare/basic infrastructure, environment,
women-in-development projects, GRA programme, Japan’s
Official Development Assistance (ODA), Government of Japan.