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Japan supports Education and Health Projects in Yemen

Japan supports Education and Health Projects in Yemen


SANA'A, March 17 (Saba)- Japan has decided to extend two grants amounting to YR 41.46 million for two education and health projects in Aden and Mahweet.

''Japan has decided to extend a grant amounting to YR 20.98 million for the project of “Improving Environment of Home Economics Education at Al-Qadesiya School for Girls in Aden province”, and another grant amounting to YR 20.48 million for the project of “Constructing a Health Centre in Bani Sa’ad District in Mahweet province", the Japanese Embassy said on Wednesday.

In a press release, the embassy made it cleared that the two grants were under the scheme called “Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects” which aims at supporting small-scale community-based projects in basic human needs fields, such as primary health care, basic education and drinking water supply in the developing countries.

The first grant is to the General Education Office in Aden to build two classrooms and provide cooking and sewing training equipments targeting 640 girls studying in grades 7-9 at Al-Qadesiya School in order to help them acquire home economic skills.

The second grant is to the Mahweet Health Office to upgrade the current health unit by constructing a new health centre in order to improve its services. Up 3,250 residents in 34 villages in Bani Sa’ad will have its benefits.

Mr. Mitsunori Namba, ambassador of Japan to Yemen signed the agreements of the two grants with Ms. Ibtisam Salih Ali, Girls Education Manager at Aden Education Office and Dr. Ameen Mohammed Hubaish, the Director of the Mahweet Health Office.

During this Japanese fiscal year (April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010) Japan funded 18 projects so far including these two in Yemen, amounting to about USD 1.5 million under the above mentioned Japanese scheme.

In the last Japanese fiscal year, Japan funded 16 projects in Yemen under the same scheme with a total amount of more than USD 1.2 million.


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