The Government of Japan has decided to provide grant assistance up to US$189,204 (equivalent to around PKR 33 million) to three NGO development projects in Pakistan.
The recipients that will implement the projects are True Worth Foundation, Rehman Foundation, and Dir Area Development Organization (DADO). The grant contracts were signed between H.E. WADA Mitsuhiro, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, and representatives of the three organizations at the Ambassador’s residence in Islamabad on February 22, 2022.
True Worth Foundation will receive a US$ 62,199 grant (equivalent to around PKR 10.8 million) to install computed radiography, an ambulance, and a generator in Al-Wadood Hospital run by the organization in Islamabad to provide local people with quality medical services at affordable prices. The computed radiography will enable the hospital to perform PCR testing and diagnose many more diseases. By introducing the ambulance, the operational and outreach capacity of the hospital in emergency circumstances will also be enhanced.
Rehman Foundation will receive a US$ 65,800 grant (equivalent to around PKR 11.5 million) to install eight dialysis machines in Islamabad Dialysis Center run by the organization to strengthen the implementation structure of dialytic treatment. The project will make it possible for dialysis patients to regularly take the treatment at minimal cost, and then ease the financial and physical burden on them.
Dir Area Development Organization (DADO) will receive a US$ 61,205 grant (equivalent to around PKR 10.7 million) to construct a micro hydropower station in District Upper Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to supply reliable, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly electricity to local people. Its availability will allow them to useceiling fans during the hot season and heating appliances in winter. Children will also be able to learn under an appropriate illumination level.
At the signing ceremony, Ambassador WADA offered the three organizations his sincere congratulations for receiving the grants from the Japanese government. He also hoped that these development projects would contribute to meeting basic human needs and improvethe social well-being of Pakistani people.
The Government of Japan will continue to support the socio-economic development in Pakistan at the grassroots level by working together with local NGOs through grant assistance.