U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Schofer Promotes 'Green Alliance' Framework, Health, and Education in Karachi.

KARACHI -- United States Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) in Pakistan, Andrew Schofer, visited Karachi May 31-June 3 to highlight the U.S. commitment to the U.S.-Pakistan 'Green Alliance' framework, healthcare, and education in Pakistan. DCM Schofer engaged with government officials, doctors, human rights activists, and U.S. government sponsored English Works! students.

Through the 'Green Alliance' framework, our two countries are jointly preparing to meet the environmental and economic challenges of the future. To support this priority, DCM Schofer participated in a 'Green Shipping' roundtable discussion with Federal Minister of Maritime Affairs Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari, Pakistani government officials, and private sector leaders to identify ways to promote environmentally friendly shipping practices in Pakistan. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Pakistan's shipping operations will not only help mitigate climate change, but also enhance the long-term competitiveness of Pakistan's shipping industry and overall economy. DCM Schofer also met the twenty-four students and the teachers who will go to NASA Space Camp this summer through a U.S. government grant to the Dawood Foundation (TDF).

TDF received a $250,000 U.S. Consulate Karachi-funded grant to promote STEM education in low-income and underserved schools. Through this grant, 100 teachers from 50 schools were trained in teaching STEM education and 1,200 students from these schools visited the MagnifiScience Centre to encourage interest in STEM education and careers. A STEM competition was held among the participating schools, through which students from the top three winning schools will participate in NASA's Space Camp in the United States this summer. To...

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