Japanese aid for women’s development [Archives:2004/773/Local News]

September 16 2004

The Government of Japan has decided to send a substantial aid package amounting to US$ 64,271 to the Al-Mostqbal Community Development Organization, to construct the Women's Capacity Development Center in the Al-Beidha Govenorate. The center will provide women from Al-Beidha with a better atmosphere in which to attend illiteracy classes and to have vocational training that will help them acquire important life skills.
A press release from the Japanese Embassy in Sana'a on Sept 12 mentioned the grant, which is extended under the Japanese scheme of “Grant Assistance for the Grassroots Human Security Project”, will support the efforts to improve the welfare of the women in the Al-Beidha Governorate. The Japanese scheme supports small-scale community-based projects in basic human needs, such as health care, education and public welfare in developing countries, including Yemen.
The agreement was signed in Sana'a by Mr. Abdo Saleh Al-Gashami, General Secretary of the Al-Mostaqbal Community Development Organization and Mr. Yuichi Ishii, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Yemen.
During the current Japanese fiscal year, (April 2004-March 2005), seven projects including this one, have been so far financed in Yemen, totaling US$ 518,016.