The launch ceremony for “The Voice and Accountability Project”


     On 29th April 2022, Mr. OMINATO Satoshi, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at Japanese Embassy, participated in the launch ceremony for “The Voice and Accountability Project.” The project funded by the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) through the World Bank. Japanese support for this project amounts to 3 million US dollars. The project will aim to strengthen community awareness and participation with school management and local authorities for accountable primary and secondary education services in 9 districts in Eastern and Western Provinces.
“It is important to highlight that the “Voice and Accountability Project,” which is being launched today, aims to raise awareness of the importance of education among the communities, as well as engagement and participation of the communities in the delivery of education services through a range of training and capacity-building activities. In Japan, from the post-war period to the present day, there is a long history of parent-led initiatives to form a robust education system through the establishment and management of Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs), as well as the promotion of community involvement in various school events, in sound collaboration with the education sector. From these experiences, we are convinced that this project, which strongly focuses on community empowerment, will indeed contribute to enhancing the basis of Zambia’s education system,” said Mr. Ominato.

     To read the speech by Mr. Ominato at this ceremony, please click here.