Pakistani school wins Zayed Sustainability Prize award in UAE

04:59 PM | 2 Dec, 2023
Pakistani school wins Zayed Sustainability Prize award in UAE
Source: A screengrab from YouTube video

DUBAI – KORT Education, the largest orphan school in Pakistan, won the prestigious Zayed Sustainability Prize at COP28 being held at Expo City, Dubai.

A non-profit organisation Kashmir Orpahan Relief Trust established the institutions for children who became orphans in the 2005 deadly earthquake in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. More than 87,000 people had died in the devastating earthquake leaving behind thousands of children as orphans.

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan awarded the winters at a ceremony at COP28.

Sumaiya Bibi, a student of the schools who lost her parents in the 2005 earthquake, received the award on behalf of her institution.

The recipients of the Global High Schools awards are Colegio De Alto Rendimiento De La Libertad (Peru), representing The Americas; Gwani Ibrahim Dan Hajja Academy (Nigeria), representing Sub-Saharan Africa; International School (Morocco), representing the Middle East & North Africa; Northfleet Technology College (United Kingdom), representing Europe & Central Asia; KORT Education Complex (Pakistan), representing South Asia; and finally, Beijing High School No. 35 (China), representing East Asia & Pacific.

Taking to social media platform X, the UAE organization also congratulate the Kort Education Complex for winning the Zayed Sustainability Prize Global High Schools category - South Asia.

“With a project plan that aims to create a water-efficient garden, the school hopes to provide nutritious food to students and community members,” reads the post.

Meanwhile, the UAE president extended his sincere congratulations to the winners of the Zayed Sustainability Prize. 

“True to the principles of the UAE’s Founding Father, the winners’ innovative and inspiring solutions are bringing environmental and social benefits to communities around the world,” he added.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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