Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects: Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for GGP Projects in Kenya

2016/2/4
Ambassador Terada with the representatives of Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team
Group photo with all participants
Ambassador Terada with the representatives of Burgei Secondary School
Dr. Jitendra Kumar, Executive Director of AMURT explaining about the project to Ambassador Terada
Grant Contract signed between Ambassador Terada and Dr. Jitendra Kumar
Title Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for GGP Projects in Kenya
Date 4th February 2016
Location Embassy of Japan (Mara Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi)
Project title and Amount 1. The Project for the Construction of Malindi Community Health Care Centre -USD 90,906
2. The Project for the Construction of Practical Education Facilities in Burgei Secondary
    School -USD 72,487        
Attendance
Main activity The grant contract signing ceremony was held on 4th of February 2016 at the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi. GGP Grant Contracts were signed between the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Mr. Tatsushi Terada and representatives of two grantee organizations.
 
During the occasion, the grant recipients explained the significance of the projects and expressed gratitude to the Government and the people of Japan. The two projects are as follows.
 
  Sector Name of Project Grantee Organisation District, County
1 Health The Project for the Construction of Malindi Community Health Care Centre Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT) Malindi District, Kilifi County
2 Education The Project for the Construction of Practical Education Facilities in Burgei Secondary
    School
Burgei Secondary School Rongai District, Nakuru County

Ambassador Terada congratulated the two organizations for having qualified to obtain the highly competitive grant, GGP. While affirming the friendly relationship that exists between Kenya and Japan, the Ambassador mentioned that this year would be most significant for the two countries as the “Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD)” would be held in Nairobi in August.  He wished the recipients successful implementation of their projects to commemorate the TICAD occasion.
 
The projects are planned for completion by 3rd February 2017.
 
After the ceremony, representatives of the grantee organization also got a chance to taste Japanese cuisine prepared by TERIYAKI JAPAN, a food outlet, currently operating in Nairobi Town and Garden City Mall in Nairobi. The representatives had the opportunity to use chopsticks instead of using a fork. The participants were all satisfied with the taste of their first Japanese food.
 

Photographs

 

1. Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT)

2. Burgei Secondary School

Mr. Peter Momanyi, Principal of Burgei Secondary School introducing the representatives of the school to Ambassador Terada
Grant Contract signed between Ambassador Terada and Mr. Peter Momanyi

3. Dialogue with organizations and introduction of Japanese cuisine

Participants trying their first “Teriyaki Chicken” lunch from Teriyaki Japan
Participants trying their first “Teriyaki Chicken” lunch from Teriyaki Japan