Ja­panese as­sis­tance for Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter

People's Review - - COMMENTARY - By Our Re­porter

Am­bas­sador of Ja­pan Masashi Ogawa signed a grant con­tract for the con­struc­tion of a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­ter for fe­male vi­o­lence vic­tims with dis­abil­i­ties in Kathmandu. The grant con­tract was signed be­tween the Em­bassy of Ja­pan and Ms. Nir­mala Dhi­tal, Chair­per­son of the Nepal Dis­abled Women As­so­ci­a­tion. The ‘Project for the Con­struc­tion of a Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter for Women with Dis­abil­i­ties in Kathmandu Metropoli­tan City' is funded un­der Ja­pan's Grant As­sis­tance for Grass­roots Hu­man Se­cu­rity Projects (GGP) for FY2017. The to­tal grant as­sis­tance is USD 89,236. The project will sup­port the con­struc­tion of the sec­ond floor of a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­ter for fe­male vi­o­lence vic­tims with dis­abil­i­ties. The ground floor was built with the sup­port of the Min­istry of Women, Chil­dren and So­cial Wel­fare, and oth­ers. The GGP fund will be used for build­ing the sec­ond floor that will have a multi-pur­pose room, a kitchen, a din­ing room, stor­age, of­fice space, and toi­lets. The Nepal Dis­abled Women As­so­ci­a­tion runs a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­ter in rented space and the fi­nan­cial obli­ga­tions aris­ing from this has made it dif­fi­cult to re­spond to the in­creas­ing de­mands of ser­vices for vic­tim with dis­abil­i­ties. Af­ter the com­ple­tion of the project, the res­i­dents of the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­ter will move into the premises where they will re­ceive treat­ment and so­cial sup­port. The Em­bassy of Ja­pan be­lieves the project will con­tribute to­wards as­sist­ing fe­male vi­o­lence vic­tims with dis­abil­i­ties to re­cover and to be­come self-sus­tained. The Em­bassy also be­lieves the project can fur­ther en­hance the bi­lat­eral re­la­tion­ship be­tween Ja­pan and Nepal.

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