Japan aids Vailu’utai Primary

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Ambassador of Japan to Samoa Tuimaugaoalii Kazumasa Shibuta with the President of Vailuutai Primary School committee Togia Afasene (centre) and members of the school committee.

Ambassador of Japan to Samoa Tuimaugaoalii Kazumasa Shibuta with the President of Vailuutai Primary School committee Togia Afasene (centre) and members of the school committee.

Vailu’utai Primary School has become the latest addition to Japan’s growing list of schools to receive funding under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project.

An official signing ceremony took place at the Embassy office yesterday between Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Tuimaugaoali’i Kazumasa Shibuta and the President of Vailuutai Primary School, Togia Afasene.

The committee received a grant of US$123,028  (T$28,2964) to fund the reconstruction of the school hall, construction of 86 new desks and chairs and necessary repair to 10 classrooms such as tiling, repainting of ceilings and walls, replace of broken louvre windows and light fittings.

Tuimaugaoali’i said his government is very keen and committed to assist all sectors of development identified in the Strategy of Development of Samoa. 

Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Tuimaugaoali’i Kazumasa Shibuta and President of Vailuutai Primary School committee,  Togia Afasene exchanging the signed grant contract.
Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Tuimaugaoali’i Kazumasa Shibuta and President of Vailuutai Primary School committee, Togia Afasene exchanging the signed grant contract.

“Education is a priority in key areas needed for improvement in Strategy Development of Samoa (SDS) hence, Japan is keen and committed to assist in achieving its ultimate goals,” Tuimaugaoli’i said.

In addition, he hoped the grant would help create more comfortable learning environment for the children of Vailuutai.

Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects aims to support small-scale projects directly benefitting the grassroots level as well as contributing to the socio-economic development of Samoa.

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