The Government of Japan continues to assist community development projects ensuring access to education for all and improvement of basic education facilities at grass-roots level.
Papa Sataua Primary School in Savai’i was the latest recipient to receive a grant assistance worth of 89,224 USD equivalent to approximately 226,000 WST through a grant signing ceremony held on the morning of 6 March 2019 at the Embassy of Japan in Apia.
Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Mr. Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki signed on behalf of his government while the President of the School Committee, Mr. Tauatele Taumaia signed on behalf of the School.
The grant assistance provided over to the school was made possible by Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP).
The project is set to reconstruct a new 8-classroom complex that will benefit the current school roll of about 100 students with 5 teachers.
The current school building is about 20 years old and it’s deteriorated due to desperate and hasten work carried out by the villagers in order to provide a proper school facility for their children back in the years which prompted the School Committee to seek funding assistance from the Embassy of Japan in 2017.
The long term objective of this project is to ensure that students of Papa Sataua Primary School are provided with quality education and improved health sanitation.
The GGP is a flexible and timely funding scheme which supports community level socio-economic development projects initiated by civil society organisations addressing people’s basic human needs, reflecting Japanese Government’s strong commitment to uphold the concept of “human security”.
The GGP intends to contribute to improvements in various fields including health, education and environmental protection as well as social welfare sector.
Signing Ceremony of the Grant Contract for the Project for the Reconstruction of Papa Sataua Primary School (March 6, 2019)
March 10, 2019