Japan assists Howard Karagheusian Association for Child Welfare
in Bourj Hammoud
(15 February 2010)
Japan supports Howard Karagheusian Association for Child Welfare for equipping the Child Welfare Center in Bourj Hammoud. This support is expected to improve the health and educational conditions of children and women in Bourj Hammoud. Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon Mr. Koichi Kawakami and the Executive Director of Howard Karagheusian Association for Child Welfare, Rev. Robert Sarkissian, signed the grant contract of US$41,895 to this effect at the Embassy of Japan on 15 February 2009.
This is funded by “Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Project (GGP)” of Japan. Japan’s GGP supports development projects at grass-roots level proposed by such bodies as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and local governmental authorities in Lebanon. Japan has so far extended through GGP more than US$ 9 million since 1996.