Kathmandu, Nepal: The Government of Japan has decided to extend financial assistance of US Dollars 81,948, equivalent to approximately Nepalese Rupees 8,752,000, to Rural Women’s Development and Unity Centre (RUWDUC) under the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects Scheme. RUWDUC, a Nepali NGO in Dadeldhura District, will work with Triveni Multiple Campus to implement the Project for the Construction of Girls’ Hostel of Triveni Multiple Campus in Dadeldhura District.
A Grant Contract relating to this project is scheduled to be signed and exchanged at the Embassy of Japan to Nepal on 9th March, 2017, between Mr. Masashi OGAWA, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, and Dr. Madhuri Rana Singh, President of Rural Women’s Development and Unity Centre.
This grant assistance will be used to implement the project in Parashuram Municipality in Dadeldhura District and aims to promote female students’ education by constructing a hostel near the Triveni Multiple Campus.
Triveni Multiple Campus is a community based campus located about 85 km south-west of Dadeldhura Headquarter. Established in 2007, it has been the sole campus in the area. Currently, 221 students are enrolled.
In the Far Western Region, cultural and economic obstacles to female higher education are prominent. RUWDUC, established in 1995, has been working mainly for the empowerment and uplifting of disadvantaged women, youth and children of the Far Western Development Region. Till now, RUWDUC has constructed 16 birthing centers, offered scholarship programs, and has a rehabilitation home in the area.
The hostel, which will be constructed with Japanese funds, will be a two-story building and be able to accommodate 48 female students per year. It is expected that the number of female students will increase and the drop-out rate among girls will decreased.
The Embassy of Japan in Nepal hopes the success of this project and it will benefit local female students who pursue higher education in this remote area. We also hope this project will enhance the cordial friendship between the peoples of Japan and Nepal.