Japan Supports Primary Education in Debre Berhan

Japan Supports Primary Education in Debre Berhan


   Addis Ababa, July 16, 2001 (WIC) - A grant agreement was signed between the Embassy of

   Japan and the Emanuel Development Association. According to a press release from the

   Embassy, the grant will be used to construct and equip an elementary school in the town of

   Debre Berhan, the North Shoa zone of the Amhara Regional State.


   Mr. Yoshimasa Tezuka, Charge D'Affaires, of the Embassy said that the grants was made

   under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects, which was introduced by the Japanese

   Government in 1989.


   The release said the Grant was made through a scheme to support community-based projects

   aimed at meeting such basic social needs as primary education.


   Mr. Tezuka expressed the sincere hope that the Emmanuel Development Association would

   make efficient and effective use of the Grant to meet the intended objective of providing

   educational opportunities to the less fortunate children of the town of Debre Berhan.


   Between the period 1991-2000 Japan has extended to Ethiopia a total grant of approximately

   2.7 billion birr. The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects has so far supported 75

   community-based projects with a total amount of about 29.89 million birr, the release said.