KATHMANDU, March 2: The Government of Japan has extended $ 877,008 to Shanti Volunteer Association under the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects Schemes.
According to the Embassy of Japan in Nepal, Shanti Volunteer Association, a Japanese NGO based in Tokyo, will work with Nepali partner NGOs Samunnat Nepal and READ Nepal, and targeted local communities to improve library and learning center services in four districts. This is also expected to help provide improved teaching methods.
The embassy in a statement on Monday said the project, now in its second year, aims at improving services provided by community libraries and learning centers in Makawanpur, Lalitpur, Solukhumbu, Syangja and Sunsari districts. “It will also provide teaching methods and install library corners at 53 schools in Makawanpur district to improve the learning environment,” the statement read.
A grant contract for this project was signed and exchanged on March 1 by Yoshioka Yuzo, Charge d’Affaires ad Interim of Japan to Nepal and Miyake Takafumi, Country Director at Shanti Volunteer Association, Nepal Office.