Japan News Release
4th November 2010
Awere S. S.Receives a School Library Block
Supported and financed by Japan, a new school library with necessary furniture was handed over to Awere Secondary School in Odek Sub County, Gulu District. The Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Keiichi Kato officiated at the commissioning which took place in Awere SS, commenting that Japan recognizes the region’s critical need to promote education of the younger generation, which is to play a key role in the process of reconstruction and development.
Awere SS is one of the schools that was displaced due to the armed conflict in the North and has returned to the original site in the beginning of 2010. The library is expected to contribute to improving the students’ reading culture and performance.
The donation by Japan is part of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), a scheme administered by the Japanese Embassy to support community-based development projects. Japan, steadily promoting ownership of and partnership with Africa through Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) process, is committed to boosting economic growth, achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and consolidation of peace and good governance in Africa.
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For more information, please contact:
Ms. Kikome Yunia Masembe (Public Affairs Section) or
Ms. Achiro Beatrice Otto (GGP Section)
Embassy of Japan in Uganda Tel: 041-4349542/3/4, 031-2261564/5/6