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Embassy, NGOs Sign Education Facilities Construction Contracts

Published on: Mon, 2013-12-02 00:00

The Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia signed three Grant Contracts in Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) worth USD 365,510 with three local NGOs that work on education in Amhara, Afar, and Oromia states here yesterday.
Japan Ambassador to Ethiopia Kazuhiro SUZUKI on the signing occasion said, “These projects would enable the students to enjoy a comfortable educational environment and that they were tokens of friendship between both countries.”
Signing the first project for the expansion of the Kersa Cherkos First-Cycle Primary School in the Siya Debirnawaro Woreda of Amhara State, Daniel Gebre-Selassie Executive Director of Justice for All and Prison Fellowship Ethiopia indicated that the agreement signed will have a profound significance to students of the area. It was also stated that the expansion of the school includes the building of two new blocks of classrooms.
Signing the second project for the expansion of the Fentigera First-Cycle Primary School and for the Dalety First-Cycle Primary School in Simurobi Gele’alo Woreda, Afar State, Beletew Mengesha, Executive Director of Voice of Wilderness Development Organization said the support from the government of Japan on education will play a vital role towards realizing the country’s goal of education for all.
Signing the third project, Kebede Kejela Executive Director of a local NGO named Amudaeas, said the aid will help them to transform the classrooms made from mud to modern block which will be more suitable for the teaching learning process.
As the projects are aiming at improving the educational environment by constructing and fully furnishing school buildings, representatives of the NGO’s , at the signing, promised that the money granted would be effectively utilized to complete the school buildings and class rooms on time.
Source: The Ethiopian Herald

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