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Masood Khan pledges continued support for Iqra Fund’s mission in Pakistan


Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan has pledged continued support and facilitation for Iqra Fund’s mission in the Northern areas of Pakistan.

He was talking to CEO and Co-Founder of Iqra Fund, Genevieve Walsh at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC.

Ambassador Masood Khan commended Genevieve Walsh’s noble mission, describing her as a symbol of friendship between Pakistan and the United States.

Speaking on this occasion, Genevieve Walsh emphasized the importance of education in empowering communities, particularly girls, in Northern Pakistan.

She highlighted the pivotal role education plays in fostering thriving communities and national development.

Recalling her inspiration behind founding Iqra Fund, Genevieve Walsh shared her encounter with a 13-year-old girl named Iqra, who set up a tent school after the devastating 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. Inspired by Iqra’s resilience, Genevieve Walsh established Iqra Fund with a vision to establish sustainable school systems in remote are
as of Northern Pakistan.

Since 2011, Iqra Fund has partnered strategically with the government to revitalize non-functional government schools, resulting in the establishment of 20 village schools and the engagement of 234 local women as educators.

Genevieve Walsh highlighted the impact of Iqra Fund’s efforts, including the enrollment of 4098 first-generation students, support for 26 differently-abled families and students, and scholarships for 70 first-generation college and university women.

Additionally, Iqra Fund has contributed to infrastructure development, constructing 12 classrooms and 4 washrooms, and maintaining 55 government classrooms and 19 washrooms.

Genevieve Walsh also briefed the Ambassador in detailed about her work in Basha valley outlining her priorities in Tissar village, Beisil and Doko Sabiri.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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