Lahore, October 14, 2017: Today, Bali Memorial Trust inaugurated a new unit and solar energy system in its Technical and Secondary School located in Ladheke Bhullar village in Lahore. Established through a grant awarded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the new unit has three science laboratories and a computer laboratory powered by a renewable energy system. U.S. Consul General in Lahore, Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau led the inauguration and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
While speaking at the event, the U.S. Consul General commented: “Over 500 children, the majority of them girls, attend this school and will benefit from this project. We are proud to work in partnership with the Bali Memorial Technical and Secondary School to extend our celebration of the Day of the Girl Child here today.”
In 1998, Bali Memorial Trust, a Lahore-based charity, established a Technical and Secondary School in Ladheke Bhullar on a plot of land donated by the local community. Today the Trust is providing education and technical training to the resident population.
Since its inception in 2010, USAID’s Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Program has supported 343 projects throughout the country, valued at US$36 million and benefiting more than two million people. With support from this fund, assistance to the Bali Memorial Technical and Secondary School has significantly upgraded the school’s infrastructure with new solar panels; 25 computers for the computer laboratory; equipment for the three science laboratories, and technical training workshops.