Two local primary schools were the latest recipients to received grants funding at a total of 607,000 WST from the Government of Japan through signing ceremonies held on 6 December 2018 at the Embassy in Apia.
The selected schools are Taelefaga Primary School and Lona Primary School.
His Excellency, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki signed over the grants to the representatives of the two primary schools.
“The Project for the Repair and Renovation of Taelefaga Primary School” valued at 229,000 WST will carry out the construction of a canal on the southern side of the school building to collect all the water from the mountain side and let it flow away from the school site. The current school building have had experienced constant leakage of water from the southern side that rendered 4 classrooms unusable most of the times throughout the year and had caused a lot of deteriorations to its toilet facilities. In addition, the funds will also carry out necessary renovations and tiling of all 8 classrooms as well as the reconstruction of the toilet facilities.
“The Project for the Reconstruction of Lona Primary School” (378,000 WST) which will reconstruct its current school building that has been deteriorated from cyclones of past years. This includes 8 new classrooms, a staff room, a library or computer lab and a toilet block for students and teachers.
In his speech, Ambassador acknowledged the importance of proper educational facilities in the learning process within the communities and reaffirmed the commitment and continuous support of the Government of Japan towards improving basic education facilities at grassroots level.
He added that with these assistances would further build stronger relationship between Japan and Samoa.
Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects provides assistance to non-governmental organizations, primary schools, hospitals and other non-profit associations that have a direct impact on the well-being of communities.
Signing Ceremonies of the Grant Contracts for the Project for the Repair and Renovation of Taelefaga Primary School and the Project for the Reconstruction of Lona Primary School (December 6, 2018)
December 8, 2018