Japan Celebrates the Completion of Three Development Assistance Projects in Gedarif States
On 15th March 2012, three hand-over ceremonies were held to celebrate the completion of the three grass-roots development projects funded by the Government of Japan, through Grant Assistance for Grass Roots and Human Security Projects (GGHSP).
The first ceremony was held in the Village 13, in the locality of Al-Fao to celebrate the completion of the construction of new classrooms, administrative offices, toilets, and fences for Village 13 Girls’ Primary School. H.E. Mr. Akinori Wada, Ambassador of Japan to Sudan, and Mr. Medani Abbas Medani, representative of NIDAA organization, attended the ceremony.
Insufficient amount of classroom blocks for the girl pupils and lack of toilet facility have been undermining the pupils’ educational environment at Village 13 Girls’ Primary School for a long time.
With the completion of the construction of 6 classrooms, 2 administrative offices, as well as 6 toilets and fences by NIDAA, (Sudanese Development Call Organization), through the grant totaling $89,115, all the 360 girl pupils at the school are expected to be able to study in the environment with ideal safety and hygiene.
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The second ceremony was held in the village of Augal, to celebrate the completion of the construction of new classrooms and toilets for Augal Public Primary School. H.E. Mr. Akinori Wada, and Mahgoub Hassan Dekeen, State Minister of Education, and Najla Mustafa, representative of ZWD (Zenab for Woman Development Organization) attended the ceremony.
Augal Public Primary School, being the only primary school in the village, is providing the educational opportunities for nearly 600 pupils a year (Year 2010). Yet the study environment had been sub-optimal, more than 50 pupils had been studying packed in one classroom as small as 40 square meters, and the two toilets being substantially inadequate for the amount of pupils at the school.
With the grant totaling $85,250, Zenab for Woman Development Organization (ZWD) constructed 6 new classrooms and 6 new toilets. With the completion of the project, all the pupils of the school are expected to be able to study in a safe and hygienic environment.
The last ceremony was held in the village of Al-Shimiliyab in order to?cerebrate the handover of the newly constructed clinic with the Japan’s assistance totaling $105,868, from the Government of Japan, to Sudanese Red Crescent Society. H.E. Mr. Akinori Wada, Sharaf Eldin Ahmed, Executive Director of SRCS, Dr. Abdallah Elbasheer, Director General of State Ministry of Health joined the ceremony.
Through this assistance, the population around 25,000 in and around Al-Shimiliyab village who had no access to the medical institution other than the one in Gadaref city which is18 km away, will be able to have basic medical service near their own village.
By Press Release, 17/03/2012