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Japan donates CFA1bn toward Congo school program

APA-Brazzaville (Congo)

The Japanese government, through its ambassador to the Congo, Hiroshi Karube, has donated CFA1 billion to the government for food security and the fight against malnutrition in schools.

Announcing this on Wednesday, the Japanese Chancellery in Congo said the donation is aimed at taking care of the needs of nearly 54,000 students in 310 schools in seven departments.

The bulk of the donation will go into purchasing food,  the donor said in a statement to APA.

 The executing agency for this program is the World Food Program, whose representative in the Congo, Jean Martin Bauer praised Japan's support for school canteens in the country, emphasizing that it is the result of a dynamic collection of other development partners.

The Congolese minister of Primary, Secondary and Literacy Education, Anatole Collinet Makosso, Tuesday commissioned the donation on behalf of the government.

Makosso said Japan's action will contribute to improving the quality of education and the fight against school dropouts witnessed in some parts of the country due to lack of support.


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