Signing Ceremonies of the Grant Contracts for the Project for Construction of Shelters for Samoa Victim Support Group and the Project for Reconstruction of School Hall of Sasaai Primary School (December 23, 2020)

The Government of Japan once again reaffirmed its commitment to uphold the basic concept of “human security” through its Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) , through a provision of grants formalised in two signing ceremonies on 23 December 2020 at the Embassy in Apia, for the Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG) and Sasaai Primary School.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Mr. TERASAWA Genichi signed over the grants with the recipients’ representatives. SVSG received a grant of up to USD 193,400 (approximately WST 497,000) for a project for construction of two new shelters for victims of abuse. This project aims to provide protection facilities for the most vulnerable population particularly women and children who have suffered from domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Sasaai Primary School Committee received a grant of up to USD 95,669 (approximately WST 243,000) that will assist the committee in a reconstruction project for a hall building including new toilet facilities. The project aims to cater for many school activities including school assemblies, cultural programs, prize giving to name a few.
GGP aims to support small-scale projects directly benefitting the grass-roots level as well as contributing to the socio-economic development of the Independent State of Samoa.The Government of Japan welcomes the opportunities to further work in partnership with the Government of Samoa with a view to advancing human security and community development projects at grass-roots level.