Japan teams with AMCHAM to build school

Donation represents new type of cooperation between foreign government and private business chamber

Amcham president Yali Molina and Japanese Ambassador Masaharu Sato seal the deal

(Posted Jan. 22, 4:40 p.m.)- The Government of Japan is donating $122,400 to the Nicaraguan-American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) to construct a new school in the impoverished neighborhood of Sutiava, León.

The donation, presented today by Japanese Ambassador Masaharu Sato, will be used to build a five-classroom schoolhouse that will benefit 860 students in the mostly indigenous community.

The school is scheduled to be built within the next four months, according to AMCHAM.

“We are starting a new relationship of solidarity with the people and government of Japan,” said Diego Vargas, treasurer of AMCHAM. “This is the beginning of a new permanent working relationship that will bear fruits for the children of Nicaragua. As Ambassador Sato said, the best way out of poverty is through education.”

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