LAHORE (PPI) - SOS Childrens Villages of Pakistan has received U.S$ 50,002 from the Monsanto Fund, a private foundation and philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company to fund its orphan youth home project in Multan City. This grant provides funds for building an orphan youth home in Multan city where boys aged 12 years are moved from orphan homes and are given education and training to enable them to earn livelihood. The boys in the Youth Home are cared for by a qualified Director and their various needs appropriately met, as in the children Village. They are made responsible for their personal possessions and the maintenance of their residence. SOS Villages of Pakistan is pleased to team up with Monsanto Fund to provide facilities for orphan youth and help this extremely needy segment of society. The funding will enable SOS to start a long awaited project and will help the organization to cater to needs of orphan youths in the area, said, Souraya Anwer, President of SOS Villages of Pakistan. Our business at Monsanto is to provide innovative products and best technology to farmers, and we are committed to programs that help the communities we work in, said, Aamir Mahmood Mirza, Country Lead, Monsanto, Pakistan. The Monsanto Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company. Incorporated in 1964, the Funds primary objective is to improve the lives of people by bridging the gap between their needs and their resources. The Monsanto Fund is focused on grant-making in three main areas: nutritional well-being through agriculture; science education, primarily on professional development for teachers.