Saturday July 7, 2007 – CMAT published photos today of a school opening in a remote village outside of Muzzaffarabad, the epicenter of the devastating October, 2005 quake that killed over 90,000 persons. School construction for 150 children was completed in March, 2007 and included playground equipment. The structure was built to be earthquake resistant. Funds for the project were donated by Canadian clothier Stitches and constructed at a cost of $25,000 CAD.
As part of the project, ongoing operating expenses for the school will be covered by local community villagers, including salaries for teachers, school supplies and uniforms. CMAT is grateful to its supporters for their generous assistance.
CMAT continues to accept donations for educational projects to support literacy in women and girls in Pakistan affected by the 2005 quake. To make an online donation now using VISA or Mastercard, please click here or download and print our donation form and mail/fax to our office at 1-866-670-0167. Please be generous.