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Japan provides assistance to establish a dairy facility in Balat

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Today, Ambassador Oka Hiroshi, Ambassador of Japan to Egypt, and Nadi Kamel Youssef, Executive Director of the New Horizon Association for Social Development, signed a grant contract for the Japanese Basic Human Security Assistance Project “Kusanone.”

The Embassy of Japan provides a grant amounting to US$55,240 to the New Horizon Society for Social Development to improve the food environment and increase the employment and income rate in the region by providing facilities for livestock and dairy production and a training program for youth. The project will establish livestock barns and a dairy factory, including dairy production equipment and tools, and will provide… Training programs for youth.

This is the fourth cooperation between the Embassy of Japan and the New Horizon Association for Social Development since 2008.

At the signing ceremony, Ambassador Oka expressed his happiness with this fourth cooperation with the New Horizon Association for Social Development and expressed his appreciation for the work done through the Kusanone Program with the Embassy of Japan previously in the field of agriculture. He expressed his hope that the project would bring more smiles to the faces of people in Balat, like Cusanoni’s previous projects with the organization. He also noted that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Cusanoni grant program in Egypt, expressing his readiness to continue working with various non-governmental organizations, Which plays a pivotal role in Egypt through the implementation of the Cusanoni programme.

Kamel Youssef Club expressed its deep appreciation for Kusanone’s support from Japan and its strong commitment to the project. It also highlighted the leadership of the Kusanone Program in the areas it supports, and its work in areas where other donors do not work, which makes it create a new model, and subsequently encourages partners and businesses alike. To explore and work on it. He also praised the Cusanoni Program’s extensive study of the project, which focuses on the social, economic and environmental impact of the project, as it aims to achieve real benefit to society.

The Cusanone 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 179 projects, including this one, across Egypt in cooperation with 129 NGOs in a wide range of sectors including education, health, water and sanitation, and vocational training. Empowering women and supporting people with disabilities.

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