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* Japan grants Sri Lanka Rs. 14 million to upgrade a Girl's Home
Mon, Mar 17, 2014, 10:28 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 17, Colombo: The Government of Japan has provided US$111,113 (approximately Rs.14 million) grant aid under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) for a project to upgrade a Girl's Home in Kurunegala District.

The "Project for Upgrading a Girl's Home in Kurunegala District" will help to renovate the 2-story building in the Wariyapola Girl's Home in Kurunegala.

In addition the grant will aid the construction of a new building for pre-school and vocational training center with necessary equipment in order to improve the security, health and educational environment at Wariyapola Girl's home run by Sarvodaya Suwasetha Sewa Society with full support from Sugiura Bramcharia Foundation.

The Wariyapola Girl's home at present helps 43 girls to become healthy both physically and psychologically and to be integrated into society with more confidence and independence.

The Center also provides services to young girls in the vicinity to develop their vocational skills such as flower-making, and sewing. In addition, the center provides kindergarten/ pre-school facilities to neighborhood children from low income families to acquire quality education under a safer and child friendly environment.

Mr. Nobuhito Hobo, Ambassador of Japan and Mrs. Neetha Ariyaratne, General Secretary, Lanka Jathika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya signed the grant contract on Friday (March 14) at the Ambassador's Residence in Colombo.

Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, Founder / President of Lanka Jathika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya and Mrs. Ariyaratne, said the Wariyapola vocational training center serves young girls from the village and the pre-school serves children from the community.

The proposed new building that will be constructed through Japan's Grant Assistance will serve both the young girls at the Vocational Training Centre and Pre-School children with better facilities.

This is the only facility for girls in the North Western Region of Sri Lanka where so many mothers have left to the Middle East for employment leaving their children as a vulnerable group.

This center comes under the supervision of the Probation and Child Care Services Department of the North Central Province".

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