China-Pakistan Gwadar Faqeer Middle School sponsored by China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD) will open new educational opportunities for the local people to join the main national mainstream of socio-economic development, Gwadar Pro reported on Friday. The expansion work of the school has successfully been completed, giving the young generation an opportunity to make a difference in their life. “It’s a much-awaited project for local teachers and students,” said Amjad Basham, the principal of China-Pakistan Gwadar Faqeer Middle School, adding that the expansion project of the school built in Gwadar under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework will empower local kids to receive quality education. Xu Jianguo, Secretary-General of CFPD, believes that education is the best gift one can give to a child. “Our foundation has funded projects to help improve the level of local basic education, improve local labor quality, promote local economic and social development, and maintain social stability,” he noted. “China and Pakistan are iron-clad friends that share a good tradition of mutual assistance,” he said, adding that after the completion of the school expansion project, CFPD will carry out educational material donation projects for the school and organize culture/education tour for local teachers and students to visit China. On top of that, CFPD will continue to carry out projects on basic education and vocational training under CPEC, so as to benefit the locals, he further said. “The project has been welcomed and supported by the governments, enterprises, individuals, medias from both countries,” said Zhang Baozhong, honorary rector of China-Pakistan Gwadar Faqeer Middle School and Chief Executive Officer of China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC), which operates Gwadar Port and Free Trade Zone. He noted that the expansion project of the middle school has become the flagship project of CPEC in terms of people’s livelihood, and the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad has funded scholarship for the school. Covering an area of 1,600 square meters, the middle school is equipped with two teaching buildings and supporting facilities after the expansion.