PHNOM PENH, March. 9, (Khmer Times) – The Japanese government donated $566,745 to the Association for Aid and Relief (AAR) and the Japan Team of Young Human Power (JHP) for the economic and sociality growth to Kandal province.
Japanese Ambassador Kumamaru Yuji said that this morning Japan agreed to donate the half-a-million dollars for various school projects.
She said that the first project, costing $270,886, is to install four ramps for the wheelchair-bound in schools and to improve the educational level of disabled children and their teachers in Kandal province.
“The second project, at $295,859, is erecting a new school building with better hygiene, through modern toilets in an annex, and with clean water access for the disabled children.”
The manager of the AAR, Sonoda Tomoko, said, “This donation gives a lot of children the chance to better their education; and we can provide advanced education to the teachers as well.”
The representative of the JHP, Yakabe Saki, said, “The new toilet facilities, clean water availability, and general hygiene education, will help preserve and better the health of students and teachers alike.”
These projects will affect some 3800 people, and registration for the new school year has soared.