6 March, 2019 Apia Samoa – The Government of Japan continues to assist community development projects ensuring access to education for all and improvement of basic education facilities at grassroots level.
Papa Sataua Primary School in Savai’i was the latest recipient to receive a grant assistance worth USD $89,224 – approximately SAT$ 226,000 through a grant signing ceremony held this week at the Embassy of Japan in Apia.
Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki signed on behalf of his government along with School Committee President Tauatele Taumaia.
The grant assistance provided to the school was made possible by Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Project commonly known as the GGP.
The project is set to reconstruct a new 8 classroom complex that will benefit the current school roll of about 100 students and 5 teachers.
The current school building is about 20 years old and has deteriorated prompting the school committee to seek funding assistance from the Embassy of Japan in 2017.
The long term objective of this project is to ensure that students of Papa Sataua Primary School are provided with quality education and improved health sanitation.
The GGP is a flexible and timely funding scheme which supports community level socio-economic development projects initiated by civil society organizations addressing people’s basic human needs, reflecting the Japanese Government’s strong commitment to uphold the concept of “human security”.
The GGP scheme intends to contribute to improvements in various fields including health, education, environmental protection as well as social welfare sector.