Manono-uta Primary gets $394,434 help from Japan

Students at Manono-uta Primary School can look forward to better learning facilities next year, thanks to Japan.

Yesterday, Japan continues to provide development assistance to the education sector in Samoa under the its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.

Manono-uta Primary is the latest recipient.

An official signing ceremony was held at the Embassy of Japan in Apia between Ambassador Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki and the Chairman of the Manono Uta Primary School committee and Member of Parliament for Aiga i le Tai constituency, Mulipola Laki Misikei.

The school committee received a grant worth $394,434.

The grant will assist the school committee with reconstruction of its current school building that has deteriorated over the years due to its age conditions and impacts of past cyclones.

The new building will include eight classrooms, a staff room and a library or computer lab.

Japan’s assistance through educational and community projects indicates its commitment to contribute to the improvement of learning environments and welfare of the people of Samoa, not only with funding assistance, but also expanding its cooperation through the dispatch of one volunteer under Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers Programme who is currently engaging in the study fields of Mathematics and Science at the Manono Uta Primary School.

It is also in line with Samoa’s Strategy for Development of Samoa which lists quality education a priority area.

Japan’s “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects” is specifically designed to address basic human needs which includes health, basic education, water supply, social welfare and environmental protection or disaster relief.

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