Japan signs grant for PH Gymnastics Association


Philippine Gymnastics Association Cynthia Carrion-Norton and Japanese Ambassador Kazuhiko Koshikawa.

Japanese Ambassador Kazuhiko Koshikawa signed the Philippine Gymnastics Association Gymnastics Training Center Advancement Grant on March 8. Association of the Philippines (GAP)” is seeking progress on a gymnastics training center that will cater to a new generation of young Filipino gymnastics champions. The grant project, totaling up to $7 million pesos, will provide a set of gymnastic equipment apparatus such as parallel bars, springboards, rings, beams, round horses, mats, etc. Part of the provided equipment is actually used in gymnastics competitions of the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The equipment set will be housed in the new Junior Gymnastics Training Center, which the Philippine Gymnastics Association will open in the city of Calamba and hopes to attract and inspire young people to try gymnastics.

After the outstanding performances of Carlos Yulo, trained in Japan, at the World Gymnastics Championships and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, this collaboration hopes to open up opportunities to enjoy gymnastics for children and adolescents and to train young gymnasts who will be the future champions of this sport.

Present at the signing ceremony were Cynthia Carrion-Norton of the Philippine Gymnastics Association, International Gymnastics Federation President Morinari Watanabe, Philippine Athletic Commission Commissioner Dr. Celia Kiram, Superintendent of the Schools Division of the Ministry of Education Susan Oribiana and General Services of the City of Calamba. Officer Noemi Talatala.

Grant Assistance for Grassroots Cultural Projects was introduced in FY 2000, expanding the scope of Cultural Grant Assistance, providing carefully planned assistance to directly benefit the so-called grassroots level in developing countries through assistance to NGOs and local government agencies.


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