Handover Ceremony for Lalomalava Primary School under Japan Aid


A handover ceremony was held earlier this week to mark the completion of the reconstruction project for Lalomalava Primary School in Savaii, funded under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP).

The ceremony was attended by distinguished guests, including the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Mr. SENTA Keisuke, the Associate Minister of Education, Hon. Agaseata Valelio Tanuvasa Peto, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Culture, community leaders, parents, teachers, and the excited students of Lalomalava Primary School.

The project, valued at a grant of up to USD215,301 (approximately SAT591,000), has provided extensive renovations to improve the school’s facilities.

The reconstruction included eight new classrooms, a library, a principal’s office, a staff room, a reception area, and toilets. These enhancements ensure a conducive and safe learning environment for students, teachers, and staff.

The project is a testament to the strong ties between Japan and Samoa highlighting their mutual commitment to improving educational infrastructure. Japan is proud to support the development of Lalomalava Primary School and trusts that the new school facilities will greatly benefit the children and the community at large.

Japan’s GGP is designed to meet the diverse needs of developing countries by supporting community-based projects that directly benefit local population.

The successful completion of Lalomalava Primary School reconstruction project exemplifies the positive outcomes of such initiatives, reinforcing Japan’s commitment to contributing to human security and socio-economic development of Samoa.