Japan gifts Faleapuna new school building
Faleapuna Primary School yesterday celebrated the opening of a new school building funded by Japan.
The Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki, commissioned the new school building during a handover ceremony held at the Faleapuna Primary School compound.
Present at the ceremony were Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, Cabinet Ministers, villagers, members of the school committee, teachers, parents and students of Faleapuna Primary School.
Faleapuna Primary School received grant funds for a reconstruction project that consists of eight classrooms, a library, a staffroom and a toilet block in an effort to provide a much needed safe and sound with healthier learning environment for its students.
“Japan recognizes the importance of quality education for the younger generations as they are the workforce and leaders of the future,” a statement from Japan said.
“And through its GGP, Japan prioritises its assistance in developing basic educational facilities for national development, and as such, this project reflects Japan’s continued commitment to the development of education sector in Samoa.
“The GGP programme provides assistance to non-governmental organisations, primary schools, hospitals and other non-profit associations that have a direct impact on the well-being of communities.
“Japan has been working in partnership with the Government of Samoa since 1991 to further develop such grassroots and human security projects. So far around 180 projects to the value of more than 1.4 billion Japanese yen or approximately 33.8 million Samoan Tala have been undertaken and all of these projects have directly helped communities and their people.”