Japanese Government And YMCA NGO Sign Contract For Construction Of S

JAPANESE GOVERNMENT AND YMCA NGO SIGN CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SCHOOL / COMMUNITY CENTER

ARMENPRESS
Jan 17 2007

YEREVAN, JANUARY 17, ARMENPRESS: Yukiko Izuma, a representative of
the Japanese embassy in Armenia and Gagik Muradian, chairman of the
Young Men’s Christian Association/Shelter NGO (YMCA/Shelter) signed
today in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia. a grant contract
for the first stage of the construction of a school/community center
in Ishkhanasar village of Syunik marz.

The Government of Japan through its "Grant Assistance for Grass-roots
Human Security Projects" will make available an amount of 85,753
USD for this project that will support the community of Ishkhanasar
to promote its sustainable development and enhance the access and
the quality of basic education through the construction of a new
school/community center building.

During the first stage of the project the construction of the
school/community center building will be implemented through YMCA
Shelter with the funds provided by the Government of Japan and
the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Representation
in Armenia.

The first stage is planned to be finalized by the end of 2008. In
the second stage of the project the construction will be finalized
with the participants of other donors.

The village’s population now are 75 families.

Children have their classes in neighboring villages’ school. The new
school building will be for 50 students.

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