Kathmandu, Sept 28 : The Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, Masamichi Saigo, signed a grant contract for the construction of a Children’s Home in Humla District with Rakesh Shahi, the Chairperson of the Rural Empowerment and Development Initiative, Humla (READI, Humla).
The Project is funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Japanese Government and involves a grant assistance of USD 124,267 (approximately NPR 13.5 million).
According to Japanese Embassy press statement, the project will support the construction of a new children’s home to accommodate up to 30 orphans and children in difficult situation within Humla District.
At the grant signing ceremony, Ambassador Saigo said that he hoped the assistance would contribute to provide a safe environment for disadvantaged children of the district, for their study and daily lives.
READI Humla, established in 2008, has been managing a children’s home in Simikot, Humla, and has been supporting children to give a safe environment for study and live.
The Embassy of Japan expects the project to contribute to providing a safe environment, and enhancing the quality of education for the children of Humla District.