Handover Ceremony for the Project for Provision of Vehicles to Loto Taumafai Society (January 25, 2021)

The Government of Japan demonstrates its firm commitment towards providing equal and inclusive opportunities, through a handover ceremony held on 25 January 2021 for the project for provision of vehicles to Loto Taumafai Society.
The project was largely funded through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) up to USD 98,632 (approximately WST 246,000) provided last December over to the Society.
His Excellency Mr. TERASAWA Genichi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa congratulated the completion of the project during the handover ceremony attended by the Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Hon. Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio, the Board and Management of the society, staff, students and parents.
The grant provided enabled the society to replace their two 12 year old left-hand buses with brand new ones.
The Government of Japan though its GGP is very pleased to assist the efforts of the society to upgrade door-to-door transport services, so that students would be able to feel safe while they commute from their homes to school and vice versa. Likewise, to help overcome the anxiety that some parents, duty staff and students faced when travelling on the buses due to unsafe conditions.
Whilst promoting equal opportunities and treatment for people with physical disabilities, Japan hopes that the assistance will immensely contribute to wellbeing of students in Loto Taumafai Society and become a pillar of their strength and hope.
The GGP aims to support small-scale projects directly benefitting the grass-roots level as well as contributing to the socio-economic developments of Samoa.