On February 23, the Signing Ceremony for the following three projects within the framework of the “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects” was held at the Official Residence of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan.
Signing Ceremony for three projects financed by the Government of Japan within the framework of “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects”
Friday, February 24
(1) Project for Rehabilitation of the Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence in Tbilisi (Grant amount: 82,526 USD)
(2) Project for Rehabilitation of the Dormitory of St. Ambrosi Khelaia Secondary School in Martvili Municipality (Grant amount: 82,528 USD)
(3) Project for Upgrading of Irrigation System and Rehabilitation of Water Supply System in Four Villages in Bolnisi Municipality (Grant amount: 82,300 USD)
The Ceremony was attended by the Ambassador HE Toshio Kaitani, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Georgia HE Mariusz Maszkiewicz, representatives of Georgian authorities involved in the project, and members of related organizations.
The grant contracts of the above-mentioned projects were signed between the Embassy of Japan in Georgia and three non-governmental organizations: Anti-Violence Network of Georgia, St. Ambrosi Khelaia Secondary School, and Public Movement “Multinational Georgia”. The first project aims at refurbishment of a new building of the shelter for victims of domestic violence in Tbilisi. This project is cofinanced by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Georgia. Under the second project the dormitory building of St. Ambrosi Khelaia secondary school in Martvili municipality will be refurbished. The building will provide housing for up to 170 students of the boarding school and also include a kindergarten for up to 30 children. The third project’s objective is to restore the drinking water purification system for Bolnisi village and upgrade irrigation system for villages Bolnisi, Zemo Bolnisi, Samtsverisi and Poladauri in Bolnisi municipality.
The “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects” (GGP) provides assistance to relatively small projects implemented by NGOs and aims at improving the living standards of Georgian people. It applies to projects in the field of public health, education, social protection, agriculture, environment and poverty reduction. Since 1998, one hundred fifty four GGP projects have been financed in Georgia by the Government of Japan, with total amount of 15,335,290 USD.