An official signing ceremony to formalize Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) took place at the Embassy office in Apia on earlier 1 March 2019 between Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, His Excellency Mr. Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki and the Chairman of the Leauvaa Primary School Committee, Mr. Tuala Puletini Tuala.
The Committee received a grant of up to 95,736 USD equivalent to approximately 245,000 WST to fund the reconstruction of eight new classrooms, a staff room and a library or computer room and to carry out renovations for two additional classrooms.
The occasion was the most evident manifestation of Japan’s continuous support and firm commitment towards the education sector, realising that improving basic education facilities at grass-roots level is very vital in the learning process of young children of Samoa.
It is expected that upon completion of the project, 300 plus students and 9 teachers with parents and other generations will directly benefit from the reconstructed and improved facility.
Japan has been working in partnership with the Samoan Government since 1991 to further develop such grass-roots and human security projects.
Signing Ceremony of the Grant Contract for the Project for the Reconstruction of Leauvaa Primary School (March 1, 2019)
March 8, 2019