The Government of Japan has funded the successful upgrading of Taelefaga Primary School in Va’a o Fonoti District.
Representing the Government of Japan at the Handover Ceremony held on 26 April 2019 at Taelefaga Primary School compound, was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Mr. Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki with the representatives of the Government of Samoa, Hon. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Fatialofa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi and Associate Minister of Education, Sports and Culture Alai’asa Moefaauo Sepulona Moananu. Also present at the ceremony were parents, teachers, students and representatives from the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture.
The total funding of 224,163.52 WST has been provided to the School Committee under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) in December 2018.
The Project included the construction of a canal on the southern side of the existing school building to collect all the water from the mountainside and let it flow away from the school site as well as carrying out necessary renovations and tiling of all 8 classrooms’ floors and reconstruction of toilet facilities.
The current school building have had experienced constant leakage of water from the southern side that rendered 4 classrooms unusable most of times throughout the year and had caused deteriorations to its toilet facilities.
It is hope that with the Project will prevent the problem of having classrooms unusable all year round and to improve learning facilities for a safer and healthier environment for all students.
The Government of Japan through its GGP is pleased and committed to be part of the development process to assist Samoa through supporting community projects not only on grass-roots level but also on the national level.
Japan’s GGP has been ongoing for 28 years and focuses on small scale projects that directly benefit the grass-roots level as well as contributing to the socio-economic development of Samoa.
Handover Ceremony for the Project for the Repair and Renovation of Taelefaga Primary School (April 26, 2019)
April 26, 2019