Primary school help for Solosolo

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JAPAN HELP: Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki, Ambassador of Japan to Samoa with Tufeao Fanolua  (third from left) flanked by members of the school committee.

JAPAN HELP: Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki, Ambassador of Japan to Samoa with Tufeao Fanolua (third from left) flanked by members of the school committee.

Solosolo Primary School is the latest recipient of grant funding from the government of Japan. 

The signing ceremony to secure $281,326 was signed yesterday at the Embassy between Ambassador Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki and President of the Solosolo Primary School committee, Tufeao Fanolua. 

The grant was provided through the ongoing Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (G.G.P.) that will assist the school committee in an expansion and upgrade project for Solosolo Primary School. The project implementation consists of the construction of three new classrooms and carry out renovation works of the current school building. 

Such renovations include replacing the roof structure with its damaged and rusty roofing, complete reconstruction of the second floor walls, replacing all windows and its louvres with new ones and other necessary renovation works. 

The current two-storey school building of Solosolo is 24 years old and has not undergone any major repairs since 1993 hence, the school committee sought the assistance of Japan’s G.G.P. scheme in 2016. 

Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki shakes hands with the President of Solosolo Primary School committee, Tufeao Fanolua after signing the grant contract.
Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki shakes hands with the President of Solosolo Primary School committee, Tufeao Fanolua after signing the grant contract.

Ambassador Maugaoleatuolo reiterated in his speech the continuous assistance by his government through its G.G.P. programme that enables the implementation of development within communities at its grassroots level. 

He expressed his confidence that upon completion of the project, the children and students of Solosolo will access the best of resources and enjoy a safer and healthier learning environment. 

Japan’s G.G.P. programme is specifically designed to address human needs which includes basic education. Several government primary schools especially in the rural areas have benefitted from this scheme. 

The final two educational projects signing ceremonies are scheduled to take place today and will conclude Japan’s financial year of 2017-2018.

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