Monday, August 29, 2022

Japan hands over a school lunch preparation center in Kathmandu

Japan today handed over a School Lunch Preparation Centre at Budhanilkantha municipality in Kathmandu.

The handover ceremony of a School Lunch Preparation Center constructed with Japanese assistance of $87,499 under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Japanese Government, according to a press note issued by the Japanese Embassy in Kathmandu.

On the occasion, ambassador Kikuta sent a congratulatory message to all those involved in the project. He also appreciated the efforts of all who worked together with the embassy to complete the project and hoped that the center will improve the educational environment for the students of public schools in Kathmandu district.

Food for Life Nepal was established in 2015 with the aim of providing 'mid-day meals' to children in public schools in Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu.

Previously, Food for Life Nepal did not have sufficient kitchen space to prepare all the required school lunches. With the construction of this centre, it is now able to provide school lunches to more than 7,000 students in public schools in Budhanilkantha municipality and Tokha municipality.

The Embassy of Japan, in its press note, said that it believes the new centre will provide nutritious school lunches to students and contribute to improving their educational environment. The embassy also believes that the support will contribute towards further enhancing the friendship between the peoples of Japan and Nepal, it added.

GGP was established to implement projects directly benefiting people at the grassroots level for the community's socio-economic development. Since 1991, over 200 GGP projects have been implemented in Nepal.

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