Friday, 25th June 2021

Japanese government grants US$ 88,890 for building school for children with disabilities

Colombo, Sep 4 (BAN/ AD): US$ 88,890 (approx. Rs. 15 million) will be provided by Japanese government for “The Project for Building for Children with Disabilities at Al Arsath School in Ampara District” through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

On Wednesday at the Ambassador’s Residence in Colombo,contract was signed between Ambassador of Japan Akira Sugiyama and A.K.M. Shihabdeen, Chairman of Organization for Habitation and Resources Development (OHRD).

This project aims to improve studying environment of 60 students with disabilities learning at Al-Arsath School in Sammauthurai DS Division. The special education unit at the school is the biggest unit in the area and students from neighboring divisions are also learning. However, the building and facilities they use are very old as well as not particularly designed for disabled children, which are making their studying environment difficult.

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