From the granting of funds on November 4, 2009 to project completion on July 30, 2010. The Astana Skardu village community participated more than expected.
Drinking water supplied to more than 1,300 households, including 767 displaced and 508 indigenous families.
The Chief Executive, Grace Association Pakistan Mr. Khadim Hussain and Mr. Larry Schwartz, Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy in Islamabad, signed an agreement on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 to run the English ACCESS Microscholarship Programme at Grace Public School Skardu for the next two years. The goal of the programme is to prepare students with exceptional ability in both written and spoken English.
GRACE Association Pakistan organized a creative four days Art Roots Workshop for GRACE Public School students and staff in collaboration with the young Artist Anwer Ali Muhib who came from Karachi on a special trip to GRACE Public School Skardu to enhance the art and craft skills in children in the mountainous remote region of Baltistan.
Grace Association Pakistan in coordination with Himalayan Green Club Japan established a vocational centre for women in April 2009 at Grace Public School Skardu. The centre was opened to train women of the Astana and neighbouring villages in "Cutting and Sewing of Children and Women Dresses"
GRACE Association was endeavouring to reduce the number of invalid bullet papers in these elections by showing village women the proper way to stamp their bullet papers. GRACE Public School teachers Aneela, Maryam, Tahira, Samina and GRACE volunteer Ms Evelin Nommiste were demonstrating to the gathered women with the help of a stamp and copies of polling cards, how to stamp the card in a proper way.