By Tamjid Alkohali
The Government of Japan decided to extend a grant to provide a bus and vocational training equipment for the Vocational Training Center for Vulnerable People in Sana’a. The grant is provided under the Japanese scheme called “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects”, which aims at supporting small scale community-based projects in the areas of basic human needs. The total amount of the grant is $100,689.
H. E. Katsuyoshi Hayashi, the Ambassador of Japan to Yemen, signed the contract to this effect with Mr. Fuad Ali Al-Shargabi, Director General of the Yemen Music and Arts House and the responsible of the supported center as well, at the Embassy of Japan on October 29th, 2014.
The grant aims at training and qualifying the vulnerable people in Sana’a, enabling them to build their own capabilities and merge into the labor market to contribute to the social development process.
Al-Shargabi said the center will train the vulnerable people from both genders, males and females from various ages in the areas of computer, sewing and other skills to cope up with the future needs and help them to get better chance in the practical life.
“The center will be opened for the coming two months. “More than 1200 have register for the training course which is fully financed” said al-Sharjabi.
The Ambassador of Japan continued to say that his government will continue its support to different projects to help Yemen reach good level of development.
“The past 10 years, Japan has provided 131 grants to the different Non-Government Organizations and local authorities in Yemen under the scheme “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects” in the areas of basic human needs such as water, environment, health care and education” Said Hayashi.
Japan has also extended about USD 120 Million to Yemen during the period 2012-2014, mostly for humanitarian assistances, out of which USD 6 million was allocated to support the Yemeni political transition.