Assistance for "Support for Community Empowerment through Training and Food-for-Work to School Infrastructure in Afghanistan" Project
October 31, 2005
- On the 31st of October (Monday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 2,725,390.54 US dollars (approximately 294.34 million yen), through the Trust Fund for Human Security to a project entitled "Support for Community Empowerment through Training and Food-for-Work to School Infrastructure in Afghanistan" that will be implemented by United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
- This project aims at encouraging communities in Kandahar, Nangarhar and Faryab provinces to participate in the rehabilitation and reconstruction of school classrooms, offices, water and sanitation facilities and teachers' houses in order to enhance access to adequate and quality primary education facilities. Also, the school assets created by the project will be maintained through the local school maintenance committees, through which members of communities will receive training in building technology and business management.
- This project is expected to increase access to primary education for children in Afghanistan and in turn contribute to the reconstruction of the country.
The Trust Fund for Human Security was established in the United Nations Secretariat in March 1999 at the initiative of the Government of Japan. Since then, total contributions have reached approximately 29 billion yen (US$ 256 million). The Trust Fund has supported projects from more than 130 UN agencies, each one addressing various threats to human life, livelihood and dignity, from the perspective of human security.
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