Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki exchanging remarks after the signing of the grant contract with Hon. Minister of Communications, Information and Technology and President of the Faleatiu Primary School Committee, Afamasaga Lepuai Rico Tupai.
APIA, SAMOA – MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018: Three Government Primary Schools have received a total of SAT$930,942 in grants funding from the Government of Japan.
The projects are funded under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) and were signed last Thursday at the Embassy of Japan in Apia.
The schools include:
- Project for the Reconstruction of Faleatiu Primary School valued at SAT$223,250 to carry out reconstruction of classroom floors, ceilings and lighting for its current school building as well as reconstruction of a staff room, a computer lab and a toilet bloc The current school building of Faleatiu Primary School is in very poor condition with incomplete construction and that most classrooms do not have ceilings with very poor lighting, insufficient and unhygienic toilets that do not meet the standards of Minimum Service Standards (MSS) implemented by the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (MESC) in 2010.
2. Project for the Reconstruction of Satuimalufilufi Primary School amounts to SAT $421,914 to reconstruct the current school building hat has deteriorated from cyclones of past year This includes 8 new classrooms, a staff room, a library or computer lab and a toilet block.
3. The Project for the Reconstruction of Sagone Primary School at SAT $285,778 to carry out reconstruction of a more spacious and safer new school building at a new location which includes 8 new classrooms, a staff room, a library or computer lab and a toilet bloc This project will improve the much needed renovation of the 65 year old current school building and will be relocated from the main road for the safer access of students and children of Sagone.
The projects were signed by His Excellency Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa with Hon. Minister Afamasaga Lepuia’i Rico Tupai, (President of Faleatiu Primary School Committee), Pei Tuala Loto (President of Satuimalufilufi Primary School Committee) and Tapuai Faasalafa (President of Sagone Primary School Committee) from Savaii.
The Ambassador acknowledged the importance of proper educational facilities in the learning process within the communities and reaffirmed the commitment and continuous support of the Government of Japan towards improving basic education facilities at grassroots level.
He added that with the assistance will further build stronger relationships between Japan and Samoa.
Japan’s “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects” provides assistance to non-governmental organizations, primary schools, hospitals and other non-profit associations that have a direct impact on the well-being of communities.