Handover Ceremony for the Project for the Reconstruction of Satuimalufilufi Primary School (March 18, 2019)

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The Government of Japan has been continuously providing grants for development projects at the grass-roots level through its Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP).
Satuimalufilufi community witnessed the handover ceremony of its newly reconstructed school building and a hall earlier on 18 March 2019 at the school compound.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Mr. Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki handed over the new facilities to the School in the presence of the Honourable Prime Minister Tuilaepa Fatialofa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, the Honourable Minister of Education, Sports and Culture Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio, the Honourable Minister of Communication and Information Technology and the President of the School Committee Afamasaga Lepuiai Rico Tupai, villagers, students, teachers and parents.
The School Committee received funds totaling 421,914 WST in March last year which enabled the project implementation of reconstruction of 8 class rooms, a staff room, a library or a computer room as well as a toilet block and a hall.
The school building needed reconstruction as it has deteriorated from cyclones over the past years.
The Primary School caters for 315 students with 8 teachers whom are the primary beneficiaries of this Project.
At the Handover Ceremony, the Ambassador, urged the students to do well in their studies and expressed the support and commitment from the Government of Japan in development projects to improve education in Samoa.
Japan’s assistance to this Project indicates its commitment to contribute to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of the people of Samoa. The GGP is basically designed to address basic human needs which include education. It is hoped that this assistance will further strengthen the friendly ties between the governments and the peoples of Japan and Samoa.