The Project for the reconstruction of Safotu Primary School under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) has been completed.
The Government of Japan has been donating grant assistance for major capital development projects in schools across Samoa for several years now.
The community of Safotu and Safotu Primary School in Savai’i were grateful to the People and Government of Japan for their newly reconstructed school building, handed over in a ceremony held earlier today (21 July) at the school’s compound.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Mr. TERASAWA Genichi, caretaker Prime Minister, Hon. Tuilaepa Fatialofa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, and caretaker Cabinet Ministers, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, and the village the School Committee were all in attendance.
The school’s project was largely funded under the GGP which provided a grant of USD 105,019 (approximately SAT 272,000).
The new building includes 10 new rooms and toilet facilities.
“Japan acknowledges quality education as the key to socio-economic development and hopes to contribute to the improvement of the daily lives of the people of Samoa through its GGP;
Japan’s GGP provides assistance to non-government organizations, primary schools, hospitals and other non-profit associations that implement development projects addressed to basic human needs since 1991.