Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2014/2015: Grant Signing Ceremony for 4 GGP Projects in Kenya
||Grant Signing Ceremony for 4 GGP Projects in Kenya
||16th March 2015
||Japan Information and Culture Centre (JICC) at the Embassy of Japan (Mara Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi)
|Project title and Amount
- The Project for the Expansion of St. Bakita Nagis Primary School / St. Bakita Nagis Primary School -USD 88,361
- The Project for the Renovation of a Maternity Ward at Kiptulwa Dispensary / Kiptulwa Dispensary -USD 86,923
- The Project for the Expansion of Mbuluni Primary School / Mbuluni Primary School -USD 83,351
- The Project for the Expansion of Lulu Friends Primary School / Lulu Friends Primary School -USD 90,836
- H.E. Tatsushi Terada, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya
- Representatives of the grantee organizations
||Four GGP Grant Contracts were signed between the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya H.E. Mr. Tatsushi Terada and representatives of the respective grantee organizations. The grant signing ceremony was held at the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi.
Presently, 90% of the babies in Sotik (Bomet County) are born at their homes since there are no close maternity facilities. The renovation of Kiptulwa dispensary and creation of a maternity ward will help contribute to safe deliveries for the mothers in this area.
The other three projects will help provide quality education through the following achievements :
● Turkana County - construction of a dormitory for St. Bakita Nagis Primary School
● Kwale County - expansion of Mbuluni Primary School
● Trans Nzoia County - expansion of Lulu Friends Primary School
The Japanese assistance has identified education and health among its priority areas for cooperation in Kenya. These sectors are crucial to economic and social development at both local and national level. After the devastation of World War II, Japan invested considerable resources in education and health because its natural resources were limited. These sectors are also the two most important elements for empowerment and human security.
Ambassador Terada congratulated the organizations which had been selected from more than 450 applications received last year. He wished them success and assured them of the embassy’s support during their projects’ implementation.