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Inauguration of Japan-funded project in Ramallah to improve educational conditions for people with special needs

Inauguration of Japan-funded project in Ramallah to improve educational conditions for people with special needs

RAMALLAH, Monday, May 16, 2022 (WAFA) – Masayuki Magoshi, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, visited today Qibya village in Ramallah to celebrate the completion of a project for improving the educational environment for people with disabilities in 11 Schools in Ramallah.

The project was funded by the Government of Japan through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

A grant of $89,971 was extended to the Palestinian Youth Union for the improvement of the educational environment for people with disabilities in 11 Schools in Ramallah by rehabilitating/constructing barrier-free toilets, wheelchair slopes, and water drinking areas, according to a statement issued by the Representative Office of Japan to Palestine.

Now that the project has been completed, about 45 disabled students will directly benefit from the project, and about other 3000 students have been benefiting from the water drinking areas.

In his speech, Masayuki Magoshi emphasized Japan’s firm commitment to supporting the Palestinian people from a human security perspective as well as the importance of implementing social and economic development projects needed for Palestinian communities.

Since 1993 the Government of Japan has extended its official development assistance to approximately USD 2.2 billion, to the Palestinians. GGP projects have been formulated in collaboration with the Palestinian Authority through the Ministry of Finance and Planning since 2010.

T.R.

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