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Japan’s KUSANONE Project Spread Smiles in Abdeen, Cairo

Wed 01 May 2024 | 03:43 PM
Ahmed Emam

On Wednesday, H.E. Oka Hiroshi, Ambassador of Japan to Egypt witnessed the successful completion of the Japanese “KUSANONE” project (Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects). 

According to a statement recently issued by Embassy of Japan in Cairo, the project provides a safe and secure educational environment for children with disabilities in Abdeen area, implemented by Association of Popular Participation in the grant amount of approximately US$65,000.

It also contributes to improving access to and quality of education for students of El Wehda El Arabeya Primary School by renovating the school building and equipping it with educational tools and supplies, and expanding the number of students accepted.

During the ceremony, Ayman Mousa, First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education, Director of the Cairo Directorate expressed his appreciation to cooperation between Japan and Egypt especially in education and intellectual education.

Ambassador Oka emphasized the pivotal role of civil society in Egypt's educational development and expressed his hope that the support of “KUSANONE” will serve the community of Abdeen for many years to come. He also highlighted the fact that this year marks the 30th anniversary of “KUSANONE” in Egypt, and expressed his willingness to continue to actively provide support to Egypt through “KUSANONE”.

In turn, Ibrahim Abdelrady, Chairman of Association of Popular Participation thanked Japan’s “KUSANONE” assistance to support the children in Abdeen area.

The “KUSANONE” program provides direct and small-scale financial support to non-profit organizations including NGOs in the local communities. Japan has extended more than US$10 million in Egypt since 1994, supporting 179 projects throughout Egypt in cooperation with 129 NGOs in a wide range of sectors including education, health, water and sanitation, vocational training, women empowerment and special need support.

The Embassy of Japan welcomes to receive applications from NGOs for new projects. For more details, please check the following Embassy website.