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Japan Supports the Rehabilitation of Sbouba Public School through LOST

As part of its continuous efforts to enhance the quality of education in Lebanon, The Embassy of Japan supports the Lebanese Organization for Studies and Training (LOST), for the rehabilitation of Sbouba Public School, in the village of Sbouba, in Baalbek - El Hermel. The Village is unfortunately deprived of developmental projects and enhanced public services, due to the complete absence of a municipality.

To fund the project, on November 18 2019, Mr. Takeshi Okubo, Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon signed a grant contract with Dr. Ramy Lakkis, Director of LOST, a local NGO that has been providing various services including education, humanitarian assistance, and health to the people of Baalbek and El Hermel.

During the ceremony both sides agreed on the growing humanitarian needs on the ground in the localities of Lebanon and discussed what they can cooperate to improve the situation. Ambassador Okubo said that Japan is and will continue to be a friend in need for Lebanon, especially in enhancing the living conditions of the marginalized areas.

Through the Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Program (GGP), the Government of Japan is providing a grant of USD 58,385. The funding will allow the NGO to renovate the school facilities and provide a better and safer learning environment for at least 85 students annually.

Source: National News Agency

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