Japan Extends Over US$600,000 for Eliminating Violence against Children in Schools

The Government of Japan will provide US$637,838 for Save the Children Japan (SCJ ) under the framework, the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects, to support the project “Eliminate Violence Against Children in Schools in Kampong Cham, Cambodia (Year 2).”

The Grant Contract was signed here yesterday between Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. UENO Atsushi and the representative of the recipient organisation.

According to a press release of the Embassy of Japan in Phnom Penh, Save the Children Japan will implement awareness-raising activities toward children, parents and school officials, establish School-Based Child Protection Systems (SBCPM) and advocate for school-based child protection, with the aim of eliminating violence against children in schools.

Through this project, it continued, around 12,000 students and 440 teachers of the targeted schools will be able to benefit from safer and more inclusive violence-free environment, which will lead to an improvement in healthy development and well-being of children.

The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects started in Cambodia in 2002 to support activities by Japanese NGOs to help Cambodia's reconstruction and development efforts at the grassroots level. Since then, the Government of Japan has provided over US$50 million for 152 projects, mainly in the fields of primary education, health, agriculture and mine clearance in Cambodia.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse