Signing Ceremony of the Grant Contract for the Project for the Reconstruction of Safotulafai Primary School (September 10, 2019)

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The Government of Japan has been continuing its assistance for local community projects in Samoa, and signing of the Grant Contract is for yet another community project in Savaii.
The Signing Ceremony given the continuation of the friendly co-operation between Japan and Samoa, was held on 10 September 2019 at the Embassy in Apia, between Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki and President of Safotulafai Primary School Committee, Namulauulu Leota Sami Leota.
The School Committee received a grant of up to 100,386 USD (approximately 263,000 WST) provided under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP).
GGP aims to help improve human needs through projects that are practical at the grass-roots level such as construction and expansion of school buildings, restoration of village water systems etc.
The school’s current two-storey building is more than twenty years old and unsafe for its students and teachers.
It is expected that the GGP can enable a reconstruction of a new single-storey building that will house eight classrooms, a staff room and a library.
Japan is committed to funding projects for grass-roots communities under its GGP introduced in 1991. Since then, a total of 176 projects have been successfully completed.