Signing Ceremony of the Grant Contract for the Project for the Reconstruction of Sili Primary School (September 13, 2019)

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The Government of Japan once again reaffirmed its commitment to the development of community projects at grass-roots level for the big island of Savaii.
The Signing Ceremony of the Grant Contract to formalise Japan’s assistance for the provision of fund for a new school building consisting of 10 classrooms, a library and a staff room to Sili Primary School, was held on 13 September 2019 at the Embassy in Apia.
His Excellency Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, signed on behalf of his government while Toala Samuelu, President of Sili Primary School Committee, signed on behalf of Sili Primary School.
The funding assistance of up to 105,311 USD (approximately 274,000 WST) was made possible through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP).
The current school building was present in the 1970s and has survived many natural disasters.
As a result, the School Committee have faced constant costly repairs due to its aged and deteriorating conditions which prompted them to seek for Japan’s GGP in late 2018.
This project’s long term objective is to ensure that students of Sili Primary School are provided with quality education and improved health sanitation.
The current school roll of over 300 students, 10 teachers, parents and the whole of Sili community will directly benefit from this project.
Japan’s GGP has assisted many community projects at grass-roots level since its inception in 1991 which has greatly contributed to the development of the education sector of Samoa as well as Human Security of Samoan people.