The Government of Japan and Faleapuna Primary School celebrated the handover ceremony of a new school building funded through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP), on the afternoon of 25 January 2019.
His Excellency Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa commissioned the new school building during the handover ceremony held at the school compound. Present at the ceremony were the Hon. Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Fatialofa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, Cabinet Ministers, villagers, members of the School Committee, teachers, parents and students of Falepuna Primary School.
Faleapuna Primary School received grant funds for a reconstruction project that consists of 8 classrooms, a library, a staffroom and a toilet block in an effort to provide a much needed safe, sound and healthier learning environment for its students.
Japan recognises the importance of quality education for the younger generations as they are the workforce and leaders of the future.
And through its GGP, Japan prioritises its assistance in developing basic educational facilities for national development, and as such, this project reflects Japan’s continued commitment to the development of education sector in Samoa.
The GGP provides assistance to non-governmental organisations, primary schools, hospitals and other non-profit associations that have a direct impact on the well-being of communities.
Japan has been working in partnership with the Government of Samoa since 1991 to further develop such projects. So far around 180 projects to the value of more than 1.4 billion JPY or approximately 33.8 million WST have been undertaken and all of these projects have directly helped communities and its people.
Handover Ceremony for the Project for the Reconstruction of Faleapuna Primary School (January 25, 2019)
January 28, 2019