Japan Provides Assistance for the Establishment of a Dairy Facility in Balat, New Valley

On Monday, March 11, 2024, H.E. Mr. OKA Hiroshi, Ambassador of Japan to Egypt, and Mr. Nady Kamel Youssef, Executive Director of New Horizon Association for Social Development, signed a grant contract for Japanese Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Project ( “KUSANONE”).
The grant assistance amounting to US$55,240 is extended by the Embassy of Japan to the New Horizon Association for Social Development to improve the food environment and increase the employment rate and income in the region by providing facilities for livestock and dairy production and training program for young people. The project will create barns for livestock and dairy factory including dairy production equipment and tools and will provide training programs for the youths.
This is the fourth collaboration between the Embassy of Japan and the New Horizon Association for Social Development since 2008.
At the signing ceremony, Ambassador Oka expressed his pleasure at this fourth cooperation with the New Horizon Association for Social Development and expressed his appreciation for the work done through KUSANONE program with the Embassy of Japan in the past in the field of agriculture. He hoped that the project will bring more smiles on the faces of people in Balat, like the previous KUSANONE projects with the organization. He also highlighted that this year marks the 30th anniversary of KUSANONE protram in Egypt and expressed his willingness to continue to work with various NGOs, which play the pivotal role in Egypt through the implementation of KUSANONE program.
Mr. Nady Kamel Youssef expressed his deep appreciation for KUSANONE’s support from Japan and his strong commitment to the project. He also highlighted that KUSANONE program has always been a pioneer in the fields it supports, working in areas that no other donors are looking at, thus setting a new model that encourage partners and business alike to explore and work on. He also praised the KUSANONE thorough study of the project that focus on social, economic, and environmental impacts, in a way that bring true benefit to the community.
The KUSANONE program provides direct and small-scale financial support to non-profit organizations including NGOs in the local communities. Japan has extended more than US$10 million in Egypt since 1994, supporting 179 projects, including this project, throughout Egypt in cooperation with 129 NGOs in a wide range of sectors including education, health, water and sanitation, vocational training, women empowerment and special need support.
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