USAID delivers supplies in Al-Jawf [Archives:2005/818/Local News]

February 21 2005

Al-Jawf is among five governorates receiving a total of $132,000 worth of education furniture from the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID Yemen Director Dr. Douglas Heisler was in Al-Jawf on Feb. 17 to donate the furniture and equipment for the use in Al-Jawf District Education Office and nine schools in the governorate.

It totaled 72 pieces including desks, chairs, computers, photocopiers and other office and school equipment. This was part of an agreement signed in July 2004 between the USAID and the Creative Associates International Inc, and the Ministry of Education to supply necessary equipment and materials to five education offices in the governorates of Al-Jawf, Amran, Marib, Sa'ada and Shabwa.

The USAID team visited the other US-funded projects in Al-Jawf, which include the construction of health units, schools, water dams, and infrastructure projects at a total cost of about US$ 8 million, to be implemented by the Public Works Project and the Social Fund for Development.