Satumalufilufi receives grant from Japan for new Primary School

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FA’AFETAI LAVA JAPAN: Students happily posing in front of the guests including representatives of two Governments (Japan and Samoa), villagers, parents and teachers as well as their new and improved school building funded under Japan’s GGP.
FA’AFETAI LAVA JAPAN: Students happily posing in front of the guests including representatives of two Governments (Japan and Samoa), villagers, parents and teachers as well as their new and improved school building funded under Japan’s GGP.

18 March, 2019. The Government of Japan has been continuously providing grants for development projects at the grass-roots level through its Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Project (GGP).

Satuimalufilufi primary school with 315 students and 8 teachers have been blessed with a newly reconstructed school building and a hall after the official handover this morning at the school’s compound.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki handed the new facilities over to the school in the presence of the Prime Minister, Minister of Education Sports and Culture, and the Minister of Communications, Information and Technology (MCIT) Afamasaga Rico Tupai who is also the President of the Satuimalufilufi School Committee.

The school committee received funds totalling SAT$421,914 in March last year for the reconstruction of 8 class rooms, a staff room, a library / computer room, a toilet block and a hall.

The school building needed reconstruction as it had deteriorated from cyclones over the past years. The primary school caters for 315 students with 8 teachers whom are the primary beneficiaries of this project.

At the handover ceremony, the Ambassador, urged the students to do well in their studies and expressed the support and commitment from the Government of Japan in development projects to improve education in Samoa.

Japan’s assistance to this project indicates its commitment to contribute to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of the people of Samoa. The GGP programme is basically designed to address basic human needs which includes education. It is hoped that this assistance will further strengthen the friendly ties between the governments and the people of Japan and Samoa.

PICTORIAL: Handover Ceremony for The Project for the Reconstruction of Satuimalufilufi Primary School Under JAPAN’S GRANT ASSISTANCE FOR GRASS-ROOTS HUMAN SECURITY PROJECT (GGP)