The Government of Japan has been providing funds to non-profit organizations such as Self Help groups, CBOs, NGOs, Schools, Medical Institutions and County Governments through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989.
On 10th November, 2016, four Grant Contracts for GGP were signed by H.E. Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa, the Ambassador of Japan to Kenya and the representatives of four grantee organizations at the Embassy in Nairobi. The total amount of the four projects is more than USD 355,700 (approx. Kshs 33.8 Million).
1. The Project for the Construction of Ngwani Sand Dam and Footbridge
Wendo Self Help Group in Makueni County was awarded USD 92,416 to construct a sand dam and footbridge on Ngwani River. The purpose is to supply clean water throughout the year and to enable the community to cross the river during the rainy season. During the dry season, people in the area sometimes walk for more than 20km round trip to fetch water for their households. In addition, during the rainy season, the river overflows and prevents people who live on the other side of the river to cross the river to go to schools, dispensaries, churches and markets. Therefore, the project will solve water related issues in the area.
2. The Project for the Improvement of Learning Environment through Upgrading Leaning Facilities in Six Primary Schools in Laikipia North Sub-County
Africa Educational Trust in Laikipia County was awarded USD 92,945 to improve the learning environment for 2,300 primary school students across six schools in Laikipia North Sub-county. The goal of the project is to ensure that all children in Laikipia North have safe classrooms, clean toilets, and desks. The project will construct five classrooms, renovate four existing classrooms, build 27 new latrines, and provide 310 new desks for students.
3. The Project for Promoting Access to Quality Education for Girls at Gadamoji High School
Saku Accountability Forum in Marsabit County was awarded USD 78,566 to enhance access to girls’ education at Gadamoji High School through the construction of a girls’ dormitory. This project is expected to help improve the secondary school enrollment rates and increase academic performance for girls in Marsabit County. The project will construct a dormitory and provide the beds and mattresses needed by 64 secondary school girls.
4. The Project for the Improvement of Educational Environment at Bondo Township Primary School
Bondo Township Primary School in Homa Bay County was awarded USD 91,776 to construct 9 classrooms, 1 water tank and fence and purchase of 100 desks. This project aims to improve the school enrollment rates and academic performance of 451 children living in an area that was adversely affected by high HIV/AIDS infection rates.
Ambassador Uesawa congratulated the four organizations which were selected from more than 900 applications received this year. He wished them success and assured them of the embassy’s support during the implementation.
1. The Project for the Construction of Ngwani Sand Dam and Footbridge- Wendo Self Help Group
USD 92,416 (approx. Kshs 8.8M)
2. The Project for the Improvement of Learning Environment through Upgrading Leaning Facilities in Six Primary Schools in Laikipia North Sub-County- Africa Educational Trust
USD 92,945 (approx. Kshs 8.8M)
3. The Project for Promoting Access to Quality Education for Girls at Gadamoji High School-Saku Accountability Forum
USD 78,566(approx. Kshs 7.5M)
4. The Project for the Improvement of Educational Environment at Bondo Township Primary School-Bondo Township Primary School
USD 91,776 (approx. Kshs 8.7M)
Event: Grant Contract Signing Ceremony
Date: 10th November, 2016
Venue: Embassy of Japan in Kenya
Mara Rd. Upper Hill, Nairobi
Key Personalities: H.E. Mr. Toshitsugu UESAWA , the Ambassador of Japan to Kenya