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.
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.