Secretary General of Red Cross Society of Seychelles with Ambassador Uesawa
|Title||Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for GGP Project in Seychelles|
|Date||13th February 2017|
|Location||Embassy of Japan (Nairobi, Kenya)|
|Project title and Amount||The Project for Strengthening First-Aid and Disaster Response for the Praslin Community|
|Main activity||The grant contract signing ceremony for the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) was held on 13th of February 2017 at the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi, Kenya.
During the ceremony, the Grant Contract for GGP was signed by H.E. Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa, the Ambassador of Japan to Seychelles and Ms. Colette Servina, the Secretary General of the Red Cross Society of Seychelles, at the Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. The total amount of the grant is USD 75,553 or approximately 980,000 SCR.
The funding will be used for The Project for Strengthening First-Aid and Disaster Response for the Praslin Community. Through this project, the Red Cross Society of Seychelles will procure a fully-equipped Toyota HiAce ambulance for its Praslin Branch. The new ambulance will replace a twenty-year old ambulance that experiences frequent mechanical issues. The new ambulance on Praslin Island will significantly strengthen the first aid response available to the 8,500 residents as well as about 41,000 tourists that visit Praslin Island each month. Additionally, the new ambulance will allow the Red Cross Society to assist more people upon natural disasters, train more people in first-aid, and recruit more blood donors.
Ambassador Uesawa congratulated Ms. Servina on being selected for this year’s grant. He wished her success and assured her of the embassy’s support during the implementation of this important project.
The project is to be completed by February 2018.
Ms. Colette Servina and the Ambassador discussed the importance of reliable emergency transport
Ms. Servina and Ambassador Uesawa signing the Grant Contract