1 March, 2019. Samoa – Leauvaa Primary School is the latest recipient to the growing list of schools receiving financial assistance from Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project.
An official signing ceremony to formalize Japan’s grant assistance took place at the Embassy office in Apia earlier today between Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, His Excellency Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki and the Chairman of the school committee, Tuala Puletini Tuala.
The committee received a grant of up to USD$95,736 equivalent to approximately SAT$245,000 to fund the reconstruction of eight new classrooms, a staff room and a library or computer room and to carry out renovations for two additional classrooms.
The occasion was the most evident manifestation of Japan’s continuous support and firm commitment towards the education sector, realizing that improving basic education facilities at grassroots level is very vital in the learning process of young children of Samoa.
It is expected that upon completion of the project, 300 plus students and 9 teachers with parents and other generations will directly benefit from the reconstructed and improved facility.
Japan has been working in partnership with the Samoan Government since 1991 to further develop such grassroots and human security projects.