In response, AAR Japan has taken major steps to improve the educational environment for children, implementing a project that involves supporting medical facilities and maintaining water supply systems.
|Nowshera District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province|
In Nowshera District, there are 3 general hospitals that accept critically-ill patients and provide high-level treatment. However, malfunctioning and shortage of equipment have made hospitals incapable of taking in patients in certain departments and fulfill their duties as major medical facilities. There have also been cases in which the hospitals had to transfer patients in critical condition to better equipped facilities, and the patients became worse or even died en route while being transferred. AAR Japan has provided various medical equipment to these 3 hospitals, including X-ray machines, EKG (electro-cardio) machines, ultrasonic diagnosis machines, and blood pressure monitors, among others. In addition, AAR Japan has trained hospital staff on how to operate such equipment.
|February 10th, 2012 – Nobuaki SAWAI (left), staff member of AAR Japan Islamabad Office, delivers an X-ray machine to Nowshera central hospital.|
“I’m happy there is clean water” Installation of 56 Water Wells
13 year-old Majida, who attends primary school in Heshiki village’s refugee camp, spoke of having to travel 2km to the pump and bring water back home as an everyday chore. After the installation of the new wells, she told us with a beaming face, “Now I don’t have to travel far to pump water, plus the water is so clean and clear. I’m happy.”
|February 10th, 2012 – Children crowd around the wells that were provided by AAR Japan. They are happy to be able to drink clean water at any time.|
|May 14th, 2012 – Majida lives in the refugee camp with her parents and 5 siblings. She began primary school at the age of 9, and is now in 4th grade.|
|March 20th, 2012 – Checking the newly built well with local children. The water is cool and refreshing. On the right is Tamayo HARAGUCHI of AAR Japan Islamabad Office.|
* This project has been made possible thanks to a grant provided by Japan Platform in addition to generous individual donations.