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Japan provides assistance for safe access to water for residents of Al-Ayat in Giza

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Ambassador Oka Hiroshi, Ambassador of Japan to Egypt, and Dr. Zainab Makki, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Future Girls Association for Community Development, signed a grant contract for the Assistance Program for Basic Civil Projects for Human Security (KUSANONE).

The Embassy of Japan is providing the grant of US$60,000 to the Future Girls Association for Community Development for the purpose of providing safe access to water to reduce health risks associated with water pollution and improve the living environment in Al Ayat, Giza.

This project will install water purification plants in the area in addition to providing tricycles for home delivery, as this is the first cooperation between the Embassy of Japan and the Future Girls Association for Community Development.

At the signing ceremony, Ambassador Oka expressed his strong hope that the project will succeed and put a smile on the faces of people in Al-Ayat.

He also noted that this year marks the 30th anniversary of Japan’s granting of basic community projects for human security (KUSANONE) in Egypt, and expressed his readiness to continue working with various non-governmental organizations, which play a pivotal role in Egypt in providing assistance to the largest possible number of local residents from the country. During the implementation of “KUSANONE”.

Dr. Zainab Makki expressed her deep appreciation for the Japanese Kusanone program’s support and commitment to the project. She expressed her hopes that this project would open new horizons for cooperation, stressing that the project would contribute to improving the health of the residents of the villages of Al-Ayat, as well as improving their living conditions.

The “KUSANONE” program provides direct, small-scale financial support to non-profit organizations, including NGOs, in local communities. Japan has provided more than US$10 million in Egypt since 1994, supporting 178 projects across Egypt in a wide range of sectors, including: This includes education, health, water and sanitation, vocational training, women’s empowerment, and support for people with special needs.

The Embassy of Japan welcomes applications from non-governmental organizations for new projects. For more details, please check the following embassy website.

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