US Consulate signs MoU with SBBWU

PESHAWAR, July 10 (INP): The American Consulate Peshawar and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU) on Tuesday signed here a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to renew their collaboration in managing the Eleanor Roosevelt Corner in Peshawar (ERCP), established in 2015.

John Hoover, Chargé d’Affaires at the American Embassy, and Professor Dr. Razia Sultana, Vice Chancellor SBBWU, signed the MOU before a gathering of students and American officials.

Participants at the event praised ERCP’s work in promoting women’s education and entrepreneurship. “Young girls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are as talented and ambitious as anywhere in the world, and Eleanor Roosevelt Corner Peshawar gives them a window of opportunity,” said Professor Sultana.

The American Embassy runs a network of 18 Lincoln Corners across Pakistan. Lincoln Corners are event spaces and resource centers where visitors can access databases, scholarly journals, e-books, newspaper articles, and multimedia content at no charge. Recently, ERCP has been equipped with a 3D printer for young women to learn how to use high-tech tools.

The corner has hosted programs on gender-based violence, first aid, neighborhood cleanup, and business plan development.