Japan Supports Five (5) Projects through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)

Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No. 48- 2017

Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda will sign five (5) grant contracts with respective recipient organizations for school building projects in the Philippines on December 13, 2017 at the Embassy of Japan. These projects will be funded through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) implemented by the Embassy of Japan.

The new package of assistance, amounting to 477,444 US dollars (approximately 23 million pesos), will form part of Japan's commitment to development efforts in the Philippines. This includes construction of 22 units of school buildings with school furniture such as armchairs and blackboards in four (4) elementary school and one (1) high school.

1. The Project for the Construction of Classrooms for Santo Niño High School in  Talibon, Bohol
2. The Project for the Construction of Classrooms in Bagong Buhay Elementary School, Ormoc City, Leyte
3. The Project for the Construction of Classrooms for Bonifacio Elementary School in Surigao City
4. The project for the Construction of Classrooms for Catalunan Grande Elementary School in Davao City
5. The Project for the Construction of Classrooms for Julian P. Gomilla Elementary School in Ilog, Negros Occidental

The Government of Japan, as the top ODA donor for the Philippines, launched the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects in the Philippines in 1989 for the purpose of reducing poverty and helping various communities engaged in grassroots activities. As of present, 525 grassroots projects have been funded by GGP. Japan believes that this project will not only strengthen the friendship between the peoples of Japan and the Philippines but also contribute to further fostering a strategic partnership between Japan and the Philippines towards the future.