Press release

The Government of Japan Provides Assistance worth US$ 171,920 to Two Pakistani NGOs for Education and Health Related Projects


Islamabad: 18 September 2014

The Government of Japan has decided to extend financial support totaling US$ 171,920 (approx. Rs. 17 million) to two Pakistani NGOs, Learning Awareness and Motivation Program (LAMP, 101,260 US dollars) and True Worth Foundation (70,660 US dollars), for the improvement of educational and health facilities in disadvantaged areas of the country. The agreements for the two projects were signed on 18th September, 2014, at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence in Islamabad, between H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan and the heads of the two organisations.
The grant to LAMP will be utilized for the construction of a primary school in Village Lashora of the Khyber Agency (FATA). It is expected that more than 170 students who are currently studying in open-air classes would be able to learn in a newly-built school building. The grant to True Worth Foundation on the other hand will be utilized for the improvement of the organisation’s health centre in Chatta Bakhtawar, Islamabad, including the provision of an ambulance, establishment of a laboratory and the general upgrading of facilities. It is estimated that approximately 5,400 people from the underdeveloped outskirts of Islamabad will benefit from this project every year.
At the signing ceremony, Ambassador Inomata remarked that Japan’s Official Development Assistance Programme to Pakistan confers a high priority to the improvement of educational and health facilities in the country. He expressed his hope that these interventions would contribute to Pakistan’s goals of providing equal opportunities for good quality education as well as improving access to health care facilities, and in doing so would certainly strengthen the friendly relations between the people of Japan and Pakistan. (End)