24 March 2009
Supports NGO “NOWZUWAN” for the disabled in Chittagong
On 24 March 2009, Mr. Yonezo
Fukuda, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Embassy of Japan signed
a grant contract amounting to US$ 85,751 (approximately Taka
59 Lakh) with Mr. Mohammad Imam Hossain Chowdhury, Chief
Executive of NOWZUWAN for its project “Construction of
Disability Resource Center of NOWZUWAN” under Japan’s Grant
Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP).
Since its establishment in 1977, NOWZUWAN has been working in
Potia, Chittagong to improve social and economic status of the
vulnerable groups including the disabled. NOWZUWAN is the
only organization dealing with the disability issues in the
area, while about 4,000 people are estimated to have some
disabilities. Therefore, it has been hoped by the community
that NOWZUWAN would upgrade its services by operating its own
center, which can accept more numbers of disabled people.
Using the grant from Japan, NOWZUWAN will build a disability
resource center with necessary equipments. At the center, the
people with disabilities and their families will be able to
receive various kinds of services such as physiotherapy,
rehabilitation, special education, vocational trainings, and
micro-finance. Under the project, it is expected that 2,250
people from 450 households in the area will directly benefit
per year and that they are going to be independent. The
Japanese government hopes that the disabled and their families
will be empowered and have more opportunities in participate
in social and economic activities through the project.
Mr. Yonezo Fukuda, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Embassy of
Japan exchanges the Grant Contract with Mohammad Imam Hossain
Chowdhury, Chief Executive of NOWZUWAN, for the grant of US$
85,751 (approximately Taka 59 lakh) for the Project
“Construction of Disability Resource Center of NOWZUWAN”.