The Charge d’ Affairs of Embassy of Japan, Yuzo Yoshioka signed a grant contract for recovering school and building school resilient to disaster in Sindhupalchowk. It is the phase II contract and it was signed along with Ms. Miho Nakajima, Team Leader of Child Fund Japan.
The Project is funded by the Japanese Government and involves a grant assistance of U$ 860,808.00.
Yoshioka said that the project will foster and strengthen the capacity of public schools in Sindhupalchowk District in safeguarding children from natural disasters amidst the occasion.
Child Fund Japan, in partnership with local partner NGOs such as Gramin Mahila Srijansil Pariwar, will provide multidimensional support to schools, School Management Committees (SMCs), and government officials by constructing seismic-resistant classrooms, conducting training on disaster risk reduction and Child Protection in Emergencies, and developing School Safety Plan which integrates earthquake drills in school.
The project will rehabilitate the school and build school resilience to disaster in Sindhupalchowk and Yoshioka is certain that this project would give people more confidence to rebuild back better and also hoped that the project will contribute towards strengthening the cordial friendship between the peoples of Japan and Nepal.