HUNZA, February 19: The Central Asia Institute (CAI) has announced to award 40 scholarships to female students from the landslide affected villages of Hunza-Gojal. The operation director of CAI, Sarfraz Khan, announced the decision regarding scholarships on behalf of Greg Mortenson, executive director of the organization, at Karimabad Rest House.
He said 30 scholarships will be awarded to the students of Attabad whereas 10 to Ayeenabad and Shishkat. “The organization will bear all related expenditures of the deserving and meritorious students up to post graduate and even PhD level in Islamabad or any other cities”, he added.
He said the organisation will further provide 40 tents for the tent schools to be established for the students of Attabad and Sarat villages. He said the organisation has also provided relief items to the affected people.
CAI is an international organisation established in 1997 and presently working on education and skill development projects in remote areas of Gilgit-Baltistan and Afghanistan.
The organisation is already providing education to 25 female students from Kashmir besides establishing 25 schools and one college in Nehlum valley.