Embassy of Japan in Kenya

日本国国旗

在ケニア日本国大使館

Embassy of Japan in Kenya also has been accredited to Eritrea, Seychelles and Somalia

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Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2015/2016: The Project for the Construction of JOYWO Women Economic Empowerment Training Centre

  • Ambassador Terada and Ms. Emily Ngetich, Joyful Women Organization signing the Grant Contract in the presence of H.E. Mrs. Rachel Ruto.
  • Ambassador Terada and H.E. Mrs. Rachel Ruto shaking hands.
  • Ambassador Terada and Ms. Emily Ngetich shaking hands.
Title Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for a GGP Project in Kenya
Date 16th March, 2016
Location  Embassy of Japan (Mara Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi)
Project title and Amount The Project for the Construction of JOYWO Women Economic Empowerment Training Centre
US$ 119,490
Attendance
Total of about 10 participants
Main activity The Grant Contract for a GGP project, “The Project for the Construction of JOYWO Women Economic Empowerment Training Centrewas signed at the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi on 16th March, 2016.  To sign the contract were H.E. Mr. Tatsushi Terada, Ambassador of Japan to Kenya and Ms. Emily Ngetich, Joyful Women Organization. The ceremony was magnificently witnessed by H.E. Mrs. Rachel Ruto and other representatives of the beneficiary organization.
 
The project received a grant amounting to US$ 119,490 (approx. Kshs 11.5 Million) for a Women Economic Empowerment Training Centre that would include a child care center.  The grant is also to be used to furnish and equip the centre so that women with children will also be able to comfortably attend training to gain knowledge of economic activities. The objective of the project is to empower women in the community through training in agriculture and other business skills.
 
Prior to the Grant Contract Signing, Ambassador Terada and H.E. Mrs. Ruto held talks on JOYWO’s main activity, Women Economic Empowerment which is one of Japan’s main pillars in its policy towards to Africa.
 
Ambassador Terada warmly welcomed H.E Mrs. Ruto to the Embassy and congratulated JOYWO which had been selected from over 400 applicants received the previous year.
He wished the recipients successful implementation of their project. 
 
While affirming the friendly relationship that exists between Kenya and Japan, the Ambassador mentioned that the year 2016 would be very significant for the two countries as the “Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD)” would be held in Nairobi in the month of August.
 
H.E. Mrs. Ruto stated her appreciation to the Government of Japan for the generous support to Kenya and mentioned that she looked forward to the TICAD VI occasion for the entrepreneurial opportunities not only for business expansion between Japan and Kenya but also for opportunities aimed at women economic empowerment in Kenya and the entire Africa.
 

Photographs

Ambassador Terada and H.E. Mrs. Rachel Ruto having a dialogue.

H.E. Mrs. Rachel Ruto having a cup of green tea from Japan.

Ambassador Terada and Representatives of JOYWO having a talk.

Group Photo with Ambassador Terada and H.E. Mrs. Rachel Ruto.