Saudi Arabia has donated school supplies to Pakistani children affected by the deadly October 2005 earthquake.
The Saudi Public Assistance for Pakistan Earthquake Victims (SPAPEV) signed an agreement with Pakistan’s Institution of Education and Rural Development to implement the project.
The Saudi relief organization conducted a survey to discover what was needed for Pakistan’s educational sector after the earthquake devastated large portions of the North-West Frontier Province. The survey found that more than $667,000 (SR 2.5 million) was needed for school supplies.
Each school bag contained basic educational materials as well as school uniforms. More than 22,378 students from 128 schools in the Muzaffarabad and Bagh districts received the Saudi aid.