Handover Ceremony for the Project for the Reconstruction of Aufaga Primary School (April 16, 2019)

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The Government of Japan continues to provide development assistance at grass-roots level within the education sector which benefits the people of Samoa.
Aufaga Primary School celebrated the opening of its new school building on 16 April 2019 at its compound.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Mr. Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki congratulated the completion of the Project at the Handover Ceremony attended by the Hon. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Fatialofa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, Minister of Education, Sports and Culture Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio, teachers, parents and students of Aufaga Primary School.
The School Committee received funds totalling 131,946 USD (approximately 321, 976.57 WST) under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) in March 2018, which assisted the School Committee in a project implementation of reconstruction of 8 new classrooms, a staff room, a library or a computer lab.
The School’s former building aged 30 years served two villages namely, Aufaga and Vavau which had been deteriorating over the years due to its age and consecutive cyclones of the past years.
Japan through its GGP is pleased to assist and be part of the development process of upbringing the students of Aufaga Primary School for which education is a very vital sector in any development of any nation.
Thus, the Government of Japan has decided to make every effort to prioritise the development of basic education by improving and upgrading the facilities of a number of schools across Samoa.
Since the inception of Japan’s GGP in 1991 which has provided funding assistance to more than 93 successful educational projects with a total value of approximately 2.5 million WST.
Japan’s GGP aims to support small-scale projects that are specifically designed to address basic human needs, which include basic education, water supply, health and sanitary environment as well as contributing to the socio-economic development of Samoa.