3,000 China-funded ‘Panda Packs’ distributed among schoolchildren

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Islamabad, : Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) Sindh Branch in collaboration with China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) on distributed 3000 “Panda Pack” schoolbags among Pakistani students in 56 government-run schools in Tharparkar.

According to Gwadar Pro, the panda packs distribution was supervised by Muhammad Sajjad, Disaster Management Manager, PRC-Sindh, and Zulqarnain Wash Officer, PRC- National Headquarters in Islamabad.

Apart from stationery, lunch boxes, geometry boxes, and practical books for exercises have been provided in the Panda Pack to benefit children in rural areas.

Speaking at the event, PRC-Sindh Provincial Secretary Kanwar Waseem said that around 48 percent of the population of Sindh lived in rural areas, where educational facilities were not up to the mark.

He maintained that the distribution of school bags among students of Tharparkar was a highly welcome initiative. He added that China has always been on the forefront in helping Pakistan in the time of need.

The Secretary also thanked China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and Red Cross Society of China for their generosity and interest in Pakistan.

In his speech, Disaster Management Manager PRC-Sindh Muhammad Sajjad appreciated the cooperation of the District and Taluka education Officers in distributing these Panda Pack school bags in Taluka Diplo, Islamkot, and Mithi, in the Tharparkar District.

He mentioned the close friendship between Pakistan and China and highlighted that China has been investing in Pakistan’s education sector to promote literacy and lift the education standard.

Sajjad expressed confidence that with China’s help, the far-flung areas of Pakistan will get the right to quality education.