The Government of Japan has been providing funds to many local government schools under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (G.G.P.) since 1991, which has benefitted many government schools.
Yesterday, Laumoliafi Primary School at Avao Savai’i became the latest school to benefit from the project.
Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, was among the officials who witnessed the opening of the newly reconstructed school building.
The grant of $283,760.62, was utilised to reconstruct the main school building to house eight classrooms, a staff room and a library.
The school caters for 229 students with seven teachers, and they can now work and learn in the newly reconstructed rooms.
Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki, expressed his congratulations to everyone who supported the project up to its completion.
He expressed the hope that everyone at Laumoliafi Primary School will treat the facilities with proper care for many generations to utilise.
He added that his hope is to continue to strengthen the ties between the government and the people of Japan and Samoa.
Japan will continue to provide support for development projects at the grassroots level through its G.G.P, aligned with the key outcomes that needs improvements in the Strategy for Development of Samoa (S.D.S.).