The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local government schools through the Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1991.
The official handover ceremony for the Project for Repair and Reconstruction of Faleatiu Primary School, under the GGP, was held earlier on 8 March at the school compound.
His Excellency Mr. Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki, the Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, represented his Government at the ceremony attended by the Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Hon. Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio, the Member of Parliament for Aana Alofi No. 3, the Minister of Communication, Information and Technology and the President of the School Committee, Hon. Afamasaga Lepuiai Rico Tupai, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, Dr. Afamasaga Karoline Afamasaga-Fuata’i, villagers, chiefs and orators, students, teachers and parents.
The School Committee received funds totalling of 90,752 USD (about 223,362.05 WST) which enabled the project implementation of reconstruction of classrooms floors, ceilings, lighting fixtures, reconstruction of a staff room, a library, a computer lab as well as the toilet block.
Prior to the project, the school building was not constructed in an up to standard with insufficient resources.
The Government of Japan through its GGP is pleased to be a part of the development process in rebuilding of the school infrastructure and amenities to ensure that the students can access to a more comfortable and healthier learning environment.
The GGP aims to aid self-supporting socio-economic development activities that benefit sectors which includes education at the grass-roots level in Samoa.
Many rural communities have benefitted from the GGP which indicates Japan’s continuous commitment to contributing to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of the people of Samoa which continues to enrich the warmly existing partnership and friendship of the two nations, Japan and Samoa.
Handover Ceremony for the Project for the Repair and Reconstruction of Faleatiu Primary School (March 8, 2019)
March 10, 2019