By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Nov. 29: Ambassador
of Japan to Nepal, KIKUTA Yutaka, signed a grant contract with Babu Ram Gole,
Executive Director of Kids of Kathmandu, for the construction of new classrooms
at Shree Chandrawati Secondary School in Udayapur District.
The signing ceremony was held at the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu
This project is funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human
Security Projects (GGP) of the Government of Japan and includes a grant of USD 65,298 (approximately NPR 8.5 million), according to a
press release issued by the Japanese embassy today.
Shree Chandrawati Secondary School was established in 1960 and has about 330 students.
Some of the current school buildings are more than 30 years old, with many cracks in
the walls and severe leaks in the roofs. They are also not earthquake-resistant. It is hardly a safe and suitable environment for learning and needs
to be improved as soon as possible. This project aims to improve the
educational environment by constructing new classroom buildings at the school
and will be managed by Kids of Kathmandu, which has been working to improve the
educational environment in Nepal.
The Embassy of Japan believes that this project will provide a suitable
learning environment for students and improve the quality of their education.
We also hope that this assistance will further strengthen the friendship
between the peoples of Japan and Nepal, including future generations. GGP was
established to implement projects that directly benefit people at the grassroots
level for the socio-economic development of communities. Since 1991, over 200 GGP projects have been
completed in Nepal, read the press release.