Conflict-hit children get Japanese aid

Kathmandu, July 11:

The Japanese government today signed a grant contract with Save the Children Japan to extend financial assistance worth Rs 5,428,000 to conflict-hit children in Surkhet and Dang districts, said a statement issued.

Japanese Envoy Tsutomu Hiraoka and resident representative of Save the Children Japan, Nepal Office signed the grant contract, which will be implemented under the Project for Quality Education for Children Affected by Armed-conflict in Dang and Surkhet districts in coordination with the District Education Offices and local NGOs, the Society for Environment Education Development and Women for Human Rights, the statement added.

The grant assistance will for the implementation of social and economic development and emergency humanitarian assistance projects undertaken by the Japanese, it said.

The statement added that the grant will be utlized to enhance the quality of education in 30 primary schools in Dang and Surkhet districts. The Project will help approximately 6,000 children affected by the armed-conflict.