Pakistan's Premier Multilingual News Agency

The Government of Japan approves grants for social development projects in Pakistan

Islamabad: March 26th, 2020 \(GNP) :  As a part of efforts to promote human security, the Government of Japan has decided to provide financial assistance of US$ 236,230 for four social development projects in education and rural electrification in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces. The grants will be provided to four national NGOs, ① Learning Awareness & Motivation Programme (LAMP) in Khyber district, ② Friends Welfare Association (FWA) in Torghar district, ③ Hana Development Council (HDC) in Mandi Bahauddin district and ④ Actions for Human Advancement (AHAT) in Kasur district.

Human security is an idea, focusing on individual members of the community, to promote to strengthen the community and independence of each person with protection and capability development to achieve the rich potential of each member of the community. There are a variety of areas that Japanese Government has been extending help with this idea in Pakistan and education is one of the very focused areas as education is the equal basic right for everybody to enjoy, will be a tool for everybody to develop its own potential, and naturally resulting in the accomplishment of sustainable development of each nation.

Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. MATSUDA Kuninori, congratulated the recipient organizations for winning the Japanese grant for their respective development projects. He expressed his hope that these projects will help girls and boys to have easy access to their basic right of education and help local communities get the maximum benefit from the rural electrification project. He especially added his strong desire that education will promote understanding and respect to the others and different culture, then will promote peace and stability.

Japan, sharing our experience of modernization and rapid economic growth after WWII, has been extending assistance in the area of education in Pakistan. For those interested in Japanese experience, Embassy is happy to share this with the education institutes in Pakistan, he mentioned.

The Government of Japan will continue to support the people of Pakistan to improve their living standard and these projects will contribute to strengthening decade’s long friendly relationship between the people of Japan and Pakistan, said Ambassador MATSUDA.  (GNP)