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HIV/AIDS Training center at Namakkal - Japanese grant

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Dear all,

I read in a news paper (may be 6 months before) that one of the NGO has been

awarded with huge money to set up a " training center " in Namakkal district.

Japanese grants for NGOs

Special Correspondent

FINANCIAL BOOST: Kazuo Minagawa, Consul General of Japan (extreme left), with S.

Sankara Raman, Honorary Secretary, Amar Seva Sangam, at the GGP grant contract

signing ceremony in Chennai on Wednesday.

CHENNAI: The Consulate-General of Japan on Wednesday provided grants worth

US$85,000 each to three Tamil Nadu non-governmental organisations (NGOs): the

Namakkal-based Society for Serving Humanity; the League for Education and

Development for the disabled; and the Amar Seva Sangam, an organisation run by

the disabled for the disabled in Tirunelveli.

Kazuo Minagawa, Consul General, signed three memoranda of understanding to this

effect with the organisations, as part of the Japanese Government’s Grant

Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP) scheme which provides infrastructure

support for local voluntary organisations every year.

The Society for Serving Humanity (SSH), which provides care and support for

people affected by HIV/AIDS in Namakkal district, will use the grant to

construct a new training facility. The training centre will accommodate around

100 patients. “When all other funding possibilities had failed, the

Consulate-General of Japan has given us great support in improving the

efficiency of our programme,” said A. Britto Selvaraj, Secretary, SSH.

“A major problem we have had is inadequate space for training, consultation and

holding meetings. The proposed training centre will provide a spacious

environment for special training for HIV/AIDS-affected patients.”

“Lot of hope”

S. Sankara Raman, Honorary Secretary, Amar Seva Sangam, said that the MoU gives

his organisation “a lot of hope” in the light of the “many problems and

miseries” that they have faced. The Sangam is entirely run by the disabled, and

treats around 128 disabled students every year.


Till now there is no news about the " proposed " training center even though the

funds have been received. Request the TNSACS authorities and Namakkal Distrcit

Collector to intervene and let everybody know the progress about the " training

facility " .

In public interest,



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