Embassy of Japan in Kenya

日本国国旗

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Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Project for the Construction of JOYWO Women Economic Empowerment Training Centre)

  • Members of Women group expressing their Joy
  • Mr. Mori and H.E. Mrs. Ruto dancing with Members of Women group
  • Members of Women group at the ceremony
Title Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Project for the Construction of JOYWO Women Economic Empowerment Training Centre
Date 31st  May 2016
Location Kapseret Division, Eldoret District, Uasin Gishu County
Project Title The Project for the Construction of  JOYWO Women Economic Empowerment Training Centre
Amount US$119,490 (approx. 11.8 Million Kshs)
Attendance
Total of about 500 participants
Main Activity  
The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Project for the Construction of JOYWO Women Economic Empowerment Training Centre was held on 31st of May, 2016 at Kapseret Division, Eldoret District, Uasin Gishu County.  In attendance were Mr. Mikio Mori, Charge d’ Affaires of Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Mrs. Rael Ruto and H.E. Mr. Daniel Chemno, Deputy Governor of Uasin Gishu County.
 
The project was awarded a grant of 119,490 US Dollars (Approximately 11.8 Million Kshs) for the construction, furnishing and equipping of Women Economic Empowerment Training Centre which included a child care section. The project is expected to empower 5,000 women in the community by improving learning environment for women to gain knowledge and skills in agriculture and business.
 
The ceremony started with dance performed by members of a women group. This was followed by speeches from officials. H.E. Mr. Daniel Chemno, Deputy Governor of Uasin Gishu County appreciated the support from the Japanese Government for the county. He mentioned that the county was very supportive of any projects geared towards changing the place of women in the society.
 
H.E. Mrs. Rael Ruto expressed appreciation for support from Government and People of Japan. ‘JOYWO started with only 60 women who sat under a tree in a village in Uashin Gishu County in 2009, and it has been expanded to 43 counties with 220,000 members of women groups. Women in groups have greatly changed their lives through the empowerment activities’ said H.E. Mrs Ruto, who also anticipated the successful completion of the Centre.
 
In his speech, Mr. Mori congratulated JOYWO for having qualified to obtain the highly competitive grant. He mentioned that Japan emphasized on cooperation in Women’s empowerment as one of the pillars of ODA. He introduced a project for Women’s empowerment supported by JICA in Kenya and also mentioned a fertilizer plant which is being constructed by Toyota-Tsusho in Eldoret to improve productivity of smallholder farmers, majority of whom are women.
 
Mr. Mori cited the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) to be held in Kenya in August and said it would be the first TICAD ever held in Africa, and would therefore have historical significance in strengthening of ties between Japan and Africa.
 
 

Photographs

Mr. Mori calling on Mr. Daniel Chemno, Deputy Governor of Uasin Gishu County

Mr. Mori and Officials from Uasin Gishu county taking group photo

Mr. Mori welcomed by Members of Women group

Mr. Mori, H.E. Mrs. Ruto and H.E. Mr. Chemno inspecting construction site

Representative of Women group giving a speech

Mr. Samoei, CEO of JOYWO giving a speech

H.E.Mr. Chemno,Deputy Governor of Uasin Gishu County giving a speech

H.E. Mrs. Rael Ruto, Patron of JOYWO giving a speech

Mr. Mori, Charge d’ Affaires of Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Kenya,greeting in Kalenjin language

Mr. Mori, Charge d’ Affaires of Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Kenya, giving a speech

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Mr. Mori, Charge d’ Affaires of Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Mrs. Ruto and H.E. Mr. Chemno, Deputy Governor of Uasin Gishu County at the ceremony

Mr. Mori and H.E. Mrs. Ruto laying the first stone