Chechnya: Japan Allots Some $1 Mln for Education Restoration

Chechnya: Japan Allots Some $1 Mln for Education Restoration

TOKYO, March 29 (Itar-Tass) - The Japanese government has allocated 978,000 US dollars for the restoration of education in the Chechen republic, it is said in an official press release of the Japanese Foreign Ministry received by Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

Chechnya will receive these funds within the framework of a joint project of Japan and the United Nations for psychological, pedagogical and medical-social rehabilitation of schoolchildren and teaching staff.

The money provided within the framework of the project will be used above all to increase the number of personnel of the psychological-pedagogical and medico-social rehabilitation centre in Chechnya, increase the number of specialists that will provide help to schoolchildren that sustained injuries from mines and in other situations, as well as to purchase specialised literature and teaching materials.

According to UN experts, since 1999 when combat operations started again in Chechnya a small number of children have had an opportunity to go to school and most of teachers and doctors either quit their profession or leaved the republic for good.