Launching Ceremony - USAID funded Pakistan Reading Project
  • Primary school students welcome participants at the project’s launch ceremony. Primary school students welcome participants at the project’s launch ceremony.
  • A group of young children dressed in traditional cultural dresses welcome participants at the ceremony. A group of young children dressed in traditional cultural dresses welcome participants at the ceremony.
  • A student presents flowers to Catherine Russell, Ambassador for Global Women's Issues, U.S. Government at the ceremony. A student presents flowers to Catherine Russell, Ambassador for Global Women's Issues, U.S. Government at the ceremony.
  • Richard Olson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, with fifth grade students Richard Olson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, with fifth grade students
  • Baligh ur Rehman, State Minister for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education speaks about the  Government of Pakistan's commitment to improving the education system in Pakistan Baligh ur Rehman, State Minister for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education speaks about the Government of Pakistan's commitment to improving the education system in Pakistan
  • Richard Olson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan during his keynote address Richard Olson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan during his keynote address
  • Group photograph of guests with students Group photograph of guests with students
Event Info
February 13, 2014
Islamabad Model Secondary School, Chak Shahzad

USAID officially launched the USAID funded Pakistan Reading Project at a large ceremony held at the Islamabad Model Secondary School in Chak Shahzad on February 13, 2014. U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Richard Olson, and U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Catherine Russell, State Minister for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education, Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman, and over 150 donors, faculty and students, and stakeholders attended the colorful ceremony.