The Japanese Kusanone project spreads smiles in Abdeen, Cairo

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Mr. Oka Hiroshi, Ambassador of Japan to Egypt witnessed the successful completion
From Japan’s Kusanone Project, a grant-in-aid for basic human security projects.

This project provides a safe and secure educational environment for children with disabilities in the Abdeen area, and is implemented by the Popular Participation Association with a grant amount of approximately
65,000 US dollars.

This project contributes to improving access to and quality of education for students of Arab Unity Primary School by renovating the school building, equipping it with educational tools and supplies, and increasing the number of students accepted.

During the ceremony, Ayman Moussa, First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Director of the Educational Administration in Cairo, expressed his appreciation for the cooperation between Egypt and Japan, especially in the field of education and intellectual education.

Ambassador Oka emphasized the pivotal role of civil society in developing education in Egypt, and expressed his hope that the support from the “Kusanoni” program will serve the Abdeen community for many years to come.
He also highlighted the fact that this year marks the 30th anniversary of “Cusanone” in Egypt, and expressed his readiness to continue providing active support to Egypt through the “Cusanone Programme.”

Ibrahim Abdel Rady, President of the Popular Participation Association, thanked the Japanese Kusanone program for its support of children in the Abdeen area.

The Cosanoni 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 across Egypt in cooperation with 129 non-governmental organizations in a wide range of sectors including education, health, water and sanitation, vocational training, women’s empowerment, and support for people with special needs.

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