The Japanese Ambassador inaugurates three Social Development Centers in Nabatieh



On March 28 2017, the Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon, H.E Mr. Matahiro Yamaguchi attended an inauguration ceremony organized by “Social, Humanitarian, Economical Intervention for Local Development (SHEILD)” after the completion of a project funded by the Government of Japan.

Through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Program (GGP), Japan supported three Social Development Centers in the governorate of Nabatieh. SHEILD works closely with deprived communities to enhance human rights, economic conditions and social integration through direct assistance and community-based interventions.

With the Japanese funding, SHEILD was able to enhance the conditions of the SDCs in the towns of Chebaa, Ainata, and Aita El Shaab. These centers work under the Ministry of Social Affairs, and they provide a variety of needed services for the local communities, and the refugees residing in southern Lebanon. In addition to offering social and health services, the SDCs also organize several educational and capacity building activities for beneficiaries of different age groups. Click on the following links for more information in English or in Arabic.




Ambassador Matahiro Yamaguchi with SHEILD's President Mr. Samer Haydar
Ambassador Yamaguchi visiting the rehabilitated kindergarten in the Ainata SDC