23 March 2009
Japan Supports NGO “Agrasara Buddhist Orphanage”
for its Healthcare Center in rural Chittagong
On 23 March 2009, Mr.
Yonezo Fukuda, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Embassy of Japan
signed a grant contract amounting to US$ 86,575 (approximately
Taka 59 Lakh) with Mr. Sumittananda Bhikkhu, Secretary General
of Agrasara Memorial Society of Bangladesh for its project
“Construction of Agrasara Healthcare Center” under Japan’s
Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP).
Society of Bangladesh, which is famous for its orphan home
“Agrasara Buddhist Orphanage” starting in 1944 in rural
Chittagong, has been helping vulnerable orphans and old people
in poor for more than 65 years in cooperation with the
villagers. Currently about 1,200 students including 287
orphans are studying at its education facilities from primary
to higher secondary levels and the girls’ college. They are
given educational opportunities to pursue a better quality of
Because there is no
healthcare facility nearby the area, Agrasara Memorial Society
will construct a healthcare center with enough medical
equipments, which has been a long time dream of the orphans
and villagers around, using the grant from the Japanese
government. The sanitary facilities of toilets and a well are
also improved under the grant project.
A new healthcare center
will make better medical services available to the people
around offering maternal and child health, primary health and
medical examinations. About 10,000 students and villagers are
expected to benefit directly from the project per year. The
Japanese government hopes that the project will improve health
conditions in the area.
23 March 2009
Mr. Yonezo Fukuda, Chargé d’Affaires
ad interim, Embassy of Japan exchanges the Grant Contract with
Sumittananda Bhikkhu, Secreatry General of Agrasara Memorial
Society of Bangladesh, for the grant of US$ 86,575
(approximately Taka 59 lakh) for the Project “Construction of
Agrasara Healthcare Center”.