The Andrew Schoffer, Deputy Chief of the US Mission to Pakistan, visited Karachi, the capital of Sindh, from May 31 to June 3, with the aim of promoting US cooperation in Pakistan’s healthcare and education sectors, including the US-Pakistan ‘Green Alliance’ framework.
Highlights of the visit include Andrew Schoffer’s meetings with government officials, doctors, human rights representatives and students from the US government-sponsored English Works program.
The Joint preparations are underway by the United States and Pakistan to address future environmental and economic challenges through the Framework for Green Alliance, DCM Andrew Shofer encouraged Pakistan’s Minister of Maritime Affairs Syed to encourage these priorities. Faisal Sabzwari participated in round table discussions with government officials and private sector leaders to identify new ways to develop environmentally friendly shipping activities in Pakistan.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping activities in Pakistan will not only help mitigate the effects of climate change, but also increase the long-term competitiveness of Pakistan’s shipping industry and the overall economy.
Andrew Schoffer, Deputy Head of the US Mission, met with the 24 students and teachers who will be part of NASA’s space mission in the summer under a grant issued by the US government to the David Foundation (TDF). TDF was awarded a $250,000 grant from funds from the US Consulate in Karachi to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in schools in disadvantaged areas.
Through this financial support, 100 teachers from 50 schools were trained in teaching STEM education and 1200 students from the same schools were visited the Magnify Science Center to increase their interest in STEM education and careers.
A STEAM competition was organized among the schools participating in this training course, in which students from three successful schools will be given a golden opportunity to attend a NASA space camp in the US this summer.
DCM Andrew Schoffer, while expressing his views at the closing ceremony of the English Works program with the support of the American government in Karachi, highlighted the strong support of the United States in the education sector. Students were to be given the opportunity to learn the English language and skills for 21st century jobs.
In the event, 100 students were felicitated on the successful completion of the program.
In his remarks, Andrew Schoffer congratulated the students who completed the 240-hour training course and emphasized that the program will result in a diverse and empowered group of youths who will enhance their skills and not only Pakistan. prosperity, but will be able to play a role in creating a better life for themselves.
The Andrew Schoffer participated in a discussion on labor rights with officials from the Sindh Human Rights Commission and the Minister of Labour, where the minister discussed the rights of workers in the agriculture sector, the issues of forced labor and child labor in particular. Andrew Schoffer highlighted the issues of unsafe working conditions and the recovery of exploited workers, while highlighting US support for labor rights and calling for the removal of labor exploiters from the supply chain.
During his visit to Karachi, Deputy Head of the US Mission, Andrew Schoffer, also met with business representatives, civil society, media and private sector leaders, during which the two countries discussed strengthening investment and trade relations, mitigating the effects of climate change and Along with increasing public relations, other issues were also considered.