Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects: Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for GGP Projects in Kenya
||Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for GGP Projects in Kenya
||23rd February 2016
||Embassy of Japan (Mara Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi)
|Project title and Amount
||1. The Project for the equipment of Sahajanand Special School Vocational Training
- USD 60,710
2. The Project for the expansion of Dormitory for St. Anne’s Girls Primary School
- USD 85,321
- H.E. Tatsushi Terada, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya
- Representatives of the grantee organizations
||The grant contract signing ceremony was held on 23rd 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.
Sahajanand Special School, located in Kilifi County, received a grant amounting to USD 60,710 (approx. Kshs 5.8 Million) to furnish its vocational training center with tailoring, electricity, wood work and metal work equipment. The objective of the project is to empower special students to become self-reliant.
St. Anne’s Girls Primary School, located in Kakamega County, received a grant amounting to USD 85,321 (approx. Kshs 8.2 Million) to construct two dormitories. This project will empower young girls by retaining them in school and thus increasing their access to education.
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 VI) would be held in Nairobi in August. He wished the recipients successful implementation of their projects.
The projects are planned for completion by February 2017.
After the ceremony, during a discussion on the projects, representatives of the grantee organization also got a chance to taste Japanese cuisine prepared by TERIYAKI JAPAN, a food outlet, currently operating in Nairobi City Centre and Garden City Mall also in Nairobi. The representatives had the opportunity to use chopsticks. The participants were all satisfied with the taste of their first Japanese food.