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Japan to Provide $300000 to 5 Pakistani NGOs

Japan to Provide $300000 to 5 Pakistani NGOs.

Japan Strengthens Pakistan’s Social Development with $300,000 Grant to NGOs (March 5, 2024)

Japan has pledged its continued commitment to supporting Pakistan’s development by awarding grant assistance totaling $300,800 (approximately Rs. 84 million) to five local NGOs.

These grants will support various crucial projects, with a focus on rehabilitating communities affected by the devastating 2022 floods and enhancing social well-being at the grassroots level.

Breakdown of the Grant Recipients and Projects:

  • Association for Behavior & Knowledge Transformation (ABKT):
    • Grant amount: USD 63,518 (approximately Rs. 17.7 million)
    • Project: Reconstruction of three flood-damaged suspension bridges in District Upper Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
    • Impact: Improved safety and accessibility for school children and local residents during natural disasters, specifically providing safe passage to schools and other essential locations.
  • Fortified Services for Reforms & Transformation (FSRT):
    • Grant amount: USD 60,506 (approximately Rs. 16.8 million)
    • Project: Reconstruction of a flood-affected school building for girls’ primary education in Malakand Division, District Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
    • Impact:¬†Creation of a safe and conducive learning environment for girls, contributing to improved literacy rates in the district, which boasts one of the lowest literacy rates in Pakistan.
  • Actions For Human Advancement (AHAT):
    • Grant amount: USD 57,684 (equivalent to Rs. 16 million)
    • Project: Reconstruction of a flood-affected primary and middle school in Tehsil Jampur, District Rajanpur, Punjab.
    • Impact: Enhanced learning environment for children in a region significantly impacted by the 2022 floods.
  • Lok Sudhar Association:
    • Grant amount: USD 51,407 (equivalent to Rs. 14.3 million)
    • Project: Establishment of an ophthalmology operation theater to expand eye care facilities in Havelian, District Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
    • Impact: Improved access to affordable and accessible eye care services, particularly providing free cataract surgery for the first time in the area. This initiative will significantly enhance the community’s overall health and well-being.
  • Safe Hands Foundation:
    • Grant amount: USD 67,685 (equivalent to Rs. 19 million)
    • Project: Construction of a primary school building with a solar power system in the village of Khaisata Gul Kalay, District Khyber, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
    • Impact: Providing a safe and well-equipped learning environment for approximately 200 primary school children, including those currently studying in the open air. This project caters to one of the most deserving and vulnerable communities in the region.

Official Remarks and Future Collaboration:

His Excellency, WADA Mitsuhiro, Ambassador of Japan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, expressed his confidence that these projects, implemented in collaboration with local communities, will make a positive and lasting impact by uplifting the living standards of Pakistani people at the grassroots level.

The Japanese government further emphasized its commitment to providing flexible and timely support to local NGOs through grant assistance, aiming to improve the social well-being of the Pakistani people across the nation.

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