Fasito’o Uta Primary School to benefit from project

A project to improve the learning environment for students of Fasito’o-Uta Primary School was launched on Monday with the Germany Embassy in Wellington providing funding.

A small ceremony was held at the school’s compound to mark the occasion. The project is titled, “improvement through better hygienic conditions in times of COVID-19.”  

More than S$13,000 worth of floor tiles for the school hall and classrooms renovations were purchased with the German Embassy.

Also part of this project are three new wash basins for hand washing to promote great hand washing amongst the students.

The Principal of Fasito’o Uta Primary School, Fuimaono Fouvale Vaotogo expressed her sincere appreciation for the project.

“From the bottom of our hearts we say thank you very much Germany for this project,” she said.

She added that this project aims to promote our students lifestyle and maintain their healthiness.

“It also encourages the students to come to school every day.”

According to the German Consul to Samoa, Tagaloa Christa Szegedi, the aim of the project is to provide a cleaner and improved learning environment for the students and teachers here at the school.

“The children of Samoa are our future and it’s important they are given the best tools possible in order to become successful in their future as adults.”

She acknowledged the support from the German Government and Ambassador to Samoa, Stefan Krawielicki and Wera Hack from the Embassy for their support towards this partnership project. 

“The purpose of this partnership was to refurbish and upgrade the school hall and two of the classrooms which is used by the children and teachers.

“The Embassy contributed towards the building materials needed such as floor tiles and tile fix for the project while the school contributed the labour. 

“During my visit to the school a few weeks ago I noticed the smiles and willingness of the students to learn.”

Tagaloa said that the students will be able to learn in a cleaner, free environment which at the same time also makes the job better for the teachers.

“I can say with confidence that what we have created today will be of great benefit to the school in the years to come.    

“Germany and Samoa have shared an important history together. With this in mind going forward, it is my wish that our two countries will work more closely together and achieve greater cooperation. 

“This is especially important as we work together to overcome the challenges brought about due to COVID-19.”

She also conveyed that it is her hope that the partnership we have in place with the school can be used as an example for greater cooperation between Germany and Samoa.

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