Japan grants $60,000 to provide safe access to water in Giza

Ahram Online , Wednesday 14 Feb 2024

A grant assistance of $60,000 has been extended by the Japan Embassy in Egypt to the Future Girls Association for Society Development to provide safe access to water to reduce health risks associated with water pollution and improve the living environment in El-Ayat area, Giza.



The project includes installing water purification stations in El-Ayat and providing tricycles for delivery. 

This is the first collaboration between the Embassy of Japan and the Future Girls Association for Society Development.

Oka Hiroshi, ambassador of Japan to Egypt, and Zeinab Mekky, chairwoman of the board of the Future Girls Association for Society Development, signed the contract on 11 February.


At the signing ceremony, Ambassador Oka highlighted that this year marks the 30th anniversary of Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (KUSANONE) in Egypt. He expressed his desire to continue to work with various NGOs that assist residents through the implementation of KUSANONE.

Mekky expressed her appreciation for KUSANONE’s support, hoping the project will open new horizons for cooperation. 

KUSANONE provides direct and small-scale financial support to non-profit organizations including non-governmental organizations in the local communities. Japan has extended more than $10 million in Egypt since 1994, supporting 178 projects in a wide range of sectors, including education, health, water and sanitation, vocational training, women empowerment, and special need support.

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