On February 26, 2023, the Government of Japan extended a grant of USD215,654, which is approximately BDT 22.39million to two Bangladeshi NGOs, Dhaka Community Hospital Trust (DCHT) and Switch Bangladesh Foundation.H.E.Mr.IWAMAKiminori, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, signed the ‘Grant Contracts’ for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) with the respective organizations at the Embassy of Japan.
DCHT has been awarded USD 92,079 as a grant for The Project for Procurement of Medical Radiology Equipment at Dhaka Community Medical College Hospital in Dhaka District. DCHT is providing medical services to low-income people and develops human resources in the medical field. With the assistance of the GGHSP funding, DCHT will install 1 digital X-ray machine and 1 Orthopantomography (OPG) dental X-ray machine at the Dhaka Community Hospital to provide high-quality medical services at low-cost and contribute to improving the local medical environment and health promotion to the targeted community.
Switch Bangladesh Foundation has been awarded USD 123,575 as a grant for The Project Construction of a School for Compulsory Education of Children in Poverty in Dhaka District. Switch Bangladesh Foundation is providing primary and secondary education to children living in slums in Mohammadpur, Dhaka District. With the assistance of the GGHSP funding, Switch Bangladesh Foundation will construct a school in Mohammadpurto to provide compulsory education to children living in the slum area and improve the education environment as well.