Sagone signs up for school building

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THANK YOU JAPAN: Ambassador Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki with President of Sagone Primary School committee, Tapuai Faasalafa (centre) flanked by members of the school committee.

THANK YOU JAPAN: Ambassador Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki with President of Sagone Primary School committee, Tapuai Faasalafa (centre) flanked by members of the school committee.

The reconstruction of Sagone Primary School will soon get underway thanks to a $285,778 grant from Japan.

The money comes from Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (G.G.P.).

The agreement was signed between Japan’s Ambassador to Samoa, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki and the President of the Sagone Primary School Committee, Tapuai Fa’asalafa.

It was one of three projects signed at the Embassy of Japan in Apia, costing a total of $930,942.

For Sagone, the money will fund the reconstruction of a more spacious and safer new school building at a new location.

DEAL ACCOMPLISHED: Ambassador Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki signing the grant contract with President of Sagone Primary School committee, Tapuai Faasalafa.
DEAL ACCOMPLISHED: Ambassador Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki signing the grant contract with President of Sagone Primary School committee, Tapuai Faasalafa.

The project includes eight new classrooms, a staff room, a library, computer lab and a toilet block. 

The project will improve the much needed renovation of its 6 years old current school building with its relocation area from the main road for a safer access of students and children of Sagone.

Ambassador Maugaoleatuolo 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 these assistances will further build stronger relationship 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.

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