PHNOM PENH: The Government of Japan will provide US$171,641 in total for two recipient organizations under the framework, of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects “KUSANONE” Grant. The Grant Contracts were signed today between Mr. TANINAI Ichitomo, Minister Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the representatives of the two recipients respectively, to carry out the following projects.
The 79,465 USD to the Department of Education, Youth and Sport for the Construction of the Bandos Komar Pre-School Building in Battambang City. In this project, a two-room preschool building equipped with preschool furniture, a two-room toilet, and a hand-washing station will be built at Bandos Komar Pre-School in Battambang Province.
Also, a preschool fence and gate, playground materials, and a water tank will be installed, and the preschool land will be paved partly. At this preschool, pupils aged three to five learn in overcrowded classrooms as a result of a shortage of school infrastructure, which could cause a negative impact on classroom management and learning motivation. This project aims to rectify the situation, and it is expected to benefit 100 pupils and 5 teachers through the improvement in the learning environment and the quality of education.
The 92,176 USD for the Department of Education, Youth and Sport for the construction of the School Building at Tany Lower Secondary School in Sre Ambel District, Koh Kong Province.
In this project, a five-room school building equipped with school furniture, a four-room toilet, and a well will be built at Tany Lower Secondary School in Koh Kong Province. Currently, students at this school have difficulties studying because the old wooden school building and furniture are in rather a poor condition. This project aims to bring about a safer and more comfortable learning environment, and it is expected to benefit a total of 72 students and 7 teachers through the improvement in the quality of education.
Japan’s “KUSANONE” Projects started in Cambodia in 1991 to support Cambodia’s reconstruction and development at the grassroots level. The assistance aims to protect those who are vulnerable due to various factors such as poverty and misfortunes that directly threaten their lives, livelihood, and dignity, as well as to promote self-reliance in local communities. Since 1991, the Government of Japan has provided over 65 USD million for mainly local authorities and non-governmental organizations to implement 665 KUSANONE projects throughout Cambodia.
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