The Embassy of Japan in Rwanda has signed a grant contract with the Anglican Church of Rwanda, Diocese of Kibungo, for the construction of a nursery and primary school in the district of Ngoma, Eastern Province.
Under the Japan Grant Assistance Project for Grassroots Human Security (GGP/Kusanone), the Japanese Embassy will provide $89,383 to the Anglican Church for the construction of a new school building kindergarten and primary, which will benefit about 400 children in and around the Kibungo sector.
The contract was signed between Masahiro IMAI, Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda, and Emmanuel NTAZINDA, Legal Representative and Bishop of the Anglican Church of Kibungo Diocese in Rwanda on November 1.
Under GGP/Kusanone, Japan provides grants to national and international NGOs, educational institutions, health institutions and local authorities for their development projects at the community level. This project also responds to various development needs in the fields of education, health, water and sanitation and agricultural development in Rwanda.
“I’m sure all of us attending today’s ceremony share the importance of contributing to education. This is why we are here today”, Amb. IMAI said.
“It is one of our development goals to support education to encourage quality basic education in Rwanda. As part of this program, it is our absolute pleasure to participate in the contribution to education in Rwanda.
Japan and Rwanda have worked together in a number of areas including infrastructure, health and education.
The Keza Learning Facility, which will train young engineers and future innovators, was opened by the governments of Rwanda and Japan in 2019. It is the first center for children to integrate science and innovation.
The Rwf50 million centre, named Keza after the well-known dream child, was established by Amb. Imai.
More than 150 children aged three to seventeen receive a comprehensive education at the center, which includes a workstation for programming and robotics as well as a school of natural studies, arts, culture and music .
“We have strong support to improve the quality of education. More students will continue to benefit from an environment conducive to learning. As a church, this has always been our goal and to serve God,” NTAZINDA said.
“It’s a motivation and taking care of these facilities is guaranteed.”