Samata welcomes Japan’s help

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The Newest Samata I Uta Primary School Building funded under Japan’s Grants Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

The Newest Samata I Uta Primary School Building funded under Japan’s Grants Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

Students and teachers of Samata i Uta Primary School in the big island of Savai’i are the lucky recipients of eight new class rooms, a staff room and a library to cater for their educational needs.

This is all thanks to the Government of Japan through its Grassroots Human Security Projects (G.G.P). 

Earlier this year on March 10 2017, a grant signing ceremony was held to officially announce full funding of $279,308 to complete the project. 

This will ensure that M.E.S.C’s minimum standards which include the need to have safe and sound school buildings, a healthy learning environment as well as sufficient classrooms for students and teachers are met.

Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki.
Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki.
Minister of Education, Sports and Culture Loau Keneti Sio.
Minister of Education, Sports and Culture Loau Keneti Sio.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

Japan has always aligned its funding with priorities outline in the SDS which lists Education as a priority. 

Japan’s G.G.P was launched in 1991 to support small scale projects directly benefitting the grassroots level as well as contributing to the socio- economic development of the Independent State of Samoa.

Since then, various grassroots projects have been implemented by non- governmental organisations, (N.G.Os), local government units (L.G.Us) and other non- profit organisations.

This project will of course continue to strengthen the friendly ties between the people of Samoa and Japan.

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