Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2013/2014: Grant Signing Ceremony for GGP Project in Kenya

Mr. Mori with members of Ushirika International
Grant Contract signing by Mr. Mori (right) and Mr. Toshiyuki Yano, the Chairman of Ushirika International (left)
Title Grant Signing Ceremony for GGP Project in Kenya
Date 13th March 2014
Location Embassy of Japan (Mara Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi)
Project title and Amount The Project for the Installation of Solar Electric Facilities for improvement of  life standards in Nkama Area – USD 121,491
Main activity Grant Contract for the GGP project was signed by Mr. Mikio Mori, the Charge d’Affaires ad interim of Japan to the Republic of Kenya and the representative of the grantee organization at the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi.  Approximately 120,000 USD, (10 Million KSH) was extended for the project.

The ceremony opened with words of appreciation to the Japanese Government from the Ushirika International representative Mr. Tosiyuki Yano who also made a presentation of the project.

Ushirika International manages the “Mount South Nkama Academy”, a primary school in Nkama, Loitokitok, Kajiado County.  Due to the high cost of power installation, the school pupils live in homes without electricity even though it is necessary for them to study at home to improve their academic performance.  With the prevailing situation, the pupils have to strain their eyes while reading at night without sufficient light using candles or kerosene lamps which could eventually have detrimental effects on their eyesight.  This project is therefore meant to solve these kind of problems and improve the living standards of the community.

At the ceremony, Mr. Mori congratulated the organization for having been selected among many applicants and assured it of the embassy’s support during the implementation period.
The solar power system which will be installed through this project is a product of KYOCERA, a Japanese company which has previously participated in similar projects in Uganda and Tanzania.


Shaking hands, after the signing
Mr. Mori with members of Ushirika International