More than 100 students attending Ta’elefaga Primary School will enjoy their newly renovated school building from now on thanks to the assistance of the Government of Japan.
Last year in December a fund of $224,163.52SAT was provided to the school committee under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) to assist with the renovations.
Japanese Ambassador to Samoa Maugaoleatuolo Shynia Aoki said the work included tiling of 8 classroom floors, reconstruction of toilet facilities as well as the building of a canal on the southern side of the existing school building to collect water from the mountain side ensuring that it flows away from the school compound.
“Education is a key priority area in the strategy of the development of Samoa hence why Japan is committed to assist in achieving its ultimate goal which is ensuring success to quality education and healthy learning environment,” he said.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi acknowledge the support of the Government of Japan in the education sector of Samoa.
According to a press statement the old school buildings were leaking hence why the need to rebuild it.
“The old school building has had constant leakage and the classrooms were rendered unusable for most of the school year;
“This also had caused deterioration to its toilet facilities.”
“Japan’s funded project will prevent the problem of having classrooms unusable all year round. It will improve learning facilities for a safer and healthier environment for all students.”