Japan has handed over rehabilitation equipment to our Lady of Peace Center in order to improve the living conditions of people with disabilities.
The handover ceremony of rehabilitation equipment was held on Wednesday August 24, in the presence of Japan’s Ambassador to Jordan Shimazaki Kaoru, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Jamal Daibes, and Director of Our Lady of Peace Center Father Dr. Fr. Shawki Batarian.
In 2021, the government of Japan extended a grant of $89,917 to Our Lady of Peace Center for the provision of rehabilitation equipment under the scheme called Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP).
This grant assistance aimed at improving the centre’s rehabilitation services provided to people with disabilities, especially those in great need, through the provision of new and specialized rehabilitation equipment which is crucial to improving their health, well – being , pain management, body motion and strength.
Since its establishment in 2004, Our Lady of Peace Center has provided free daily services in a caring environment for people with disabilities, regardless of religious, social, and financial backgrounds. This project will contribute to improving the quality and sustainability of the rehabilitation services at the center for people with disabilities including refugees.
In the speech delivered during the handover ceremony, Ambassador Shimazaki Kaoru expressed his gratitude to Our Lady of Peace Center’s great contribution to the society and stated. He said, “Needless to say, people with disabilities are likely to face various socio-economic challenges due to physical, financial, and social barriers. To make the matter worse, their life and socio – economic circumstances have been severely affected by the COVID- 19 pandemic. Therefore, support for those people is a critical component of “human security”, and the effort of the Government of Japan to enhance human security is based on a provision of Japan’s Official Development Assistance Charter. We sincerely hope that this project will contribute to the improvement of their health and promotion of their future social participation, and eventually, realization of a society where no one will be left behind. “
Under Japanese Grant Assistance for Grass – Roots Human Security Projects, Japan has extended more than $10 million to 153 projects to non – governmental organizations, schools, hospitals, and local governments in Jordan since 1993.