Vailima gets $425,000 school

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Minister of M.J.C.A, Faaolesa Katopau Ainuu cutting the ribbon for the new Vailima Primary School building

Minister of M.J.C.A, Faaolesa Katopau Ainuu cutting the ribbon for the new Vailima Primary School building

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.

Yesterday, one more school benefitted from this generosity.

The occasion was the official handover of the reconstructed Vailima Primary School.

Costing $425, 500, the funds were used to reconstruct the existing 11 rooms and a toilet block plus an additional room for the library and a computer class.

The occasion was the official handover of the reconstructed Vailima Primary School.
The occasion was the official handover of the reconstructed Vailima Primary School.
Tuimaugaoalii Kazumasa Shibuta, Minister Loau Keneti Sio, Ambassador Shinya Aoki, Rev. Faasalafa Tasi Vitaoa, Minister Papalii Niko Lee Hang
Tuimaugaoalii Kazumasa Shibuta, Minister Loau Keneti Sio, Ambassador Shinya Aoki, Rev. Faasalafa Tasi Vitaoa, Minister Papalii Niko Lee Hang
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki on his keynote speech.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki on his keynote speech.
The new Vailima Primary School building funded under Japan’s Grants Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects(GGP)
The new Vailima Primary School building funded under Japan’s Grants Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects(GGP)

The school caters for 348 students with 10 teachers, and they can now learn in the new reconstructed rooms thanking the government of Japan for making this possible.

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).

Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki, expressed his congratulations to everyone who supported the project up to its completion with the hope that everyone at Vailima Primary School will treat the facilities with proper care for many generations to utilise.

Lastly, this will continue to strengthen the ties between the government and the people of Japan and Samoa.

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