Vaimea Primary School has completed a new $251,749.10 makeover thanks to the government of Japan.
The project was officially handed over yesterday.
It was largely funded through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (G.G.P) programme.
The grant funded the reconstruction of the oldest section of the school building complex, which houses two classrooms and a hall.
Vaimea Primary School is the first recipient to receive this grant assistance this year and in January the grant contract officially signed and approved.
Japan’s Ambassador Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki, officially handed over the new classrooms and hall to Vaimea Primary School.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi attended the ceremony along with Cabinet Ministers, Associate Ministers, parents, teachers and students of Vaimea primary School.
The Government of Japan recognizes the importance of quality education for the younger generation as they are the workforce and leaders of the future.
A total of close to 600 students are expected to directly benefit from the reconstruction project of Vaimea Primary School and the Government of Japan hopes that the reconstruction project endows the students within renewed sense of pride and enthusiasm for learning.
Japan has continuously assisted its friendly Pacific neighbour, Samoa, and the reconstruction project of Vaimea Primary School is an added milestone in Japan’s ongoing G.G.P. support and cooperation towards the Independent State of Samoa.