Japan provides 123,367 USD to St. Abanoub Christian Community School
On 13 February 2013 His Excellency Mr. Akio Egawa, the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, presented on behalf of the Government of Japan, a Grant amounting to 123,367 United States Dollars, or approximately 600 thousand Zambian Kwacha (Rebased) to St. Abanoub Christian Community School to facilitate the implementation of The Project for Construction of New Community School Buildings at St. Abanoub Christian Community School in Kanyama Area, Lusaka City.
The Grant has been provided under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP). GGHSP was introduced in Zambia in 1990 and its primary objective is to support various development projects which enhance human security at the grassroots level. More than 150 projects have been implemented in Zambia since its inception.
St. Abanoub Christian Community School has been empowering orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) through quality education. It has been contributing positively to the enhancement of the welfare of OVCs by providing for their physical, academic and emotional needs.
It is in appreciation of the efforts being made by St. Abanoub Christian Community School that the Government of Japan decided to support The Project for Construction of New Community School Buildings at St. Abanoub Christian Community School in Kanyama Area, Lusaka City. This project will enhance the endeavours of a team committed to the advancement of education.
It is hoped that the project will help St. Abanoub Christian Community School not only in its primary education programme but also that the Project will contribute further to the strengthening of the cordial relations that exist between the people of Japan and the people of Zambia.
As was shown during the successful working visit of H.E. President Michael Sata to Japan in October last year, Japan remains committed to the economic and social development of Zambia and to Africa. The Japanese Government will host the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) in June this year with participation of heads of states and governments from African countries and representatives of international cooperation partners.