The Government of Japan has provided funds worth US$75,386 to Tumurora Elementary School for the construction of their classroom through its Human Security Grassroots Projects (GGP) Assistance Grant .
HE MIWA Yoshiaki, Ambassador of the Japanese Embassy, yesterday handed over a new classroom building to Mr. BEN Tom, President of Tumurora Primary School.
The school is located in Tumurora Community, Ghaobat Ward 21, North Guadalcanal Constituency.
The government of Japan has funded the construction of a school including two classroom buildings for Tumurora Primary School and Kindergarten.
This assistance will enable the school to provide an appropriate learning environment for students.
“I am proud that our two countries continue to cooperate on important educational initiatives throughout the Solomon Islands, and in particular to provide much needed support to underserved communities in this country.
“And I hope the new school buildings will be remembered as a symbol of friendship between our two countries for many years to come,” said HE Mr. MIWA Yoshiaki, Ambassador of the Japanese Embassy. he declared.
He said the GGP program is part of overall Japanese ODA implemented by the Japanese Embassy to empower people at the local level.
He said the GGP program in the Solomon Islands has been widely implemented in areas such as education, water supply, health and waste management since 1999.
“To date, more than 200 projects have been implemented under the GGP program, representing an approximate value of more than $14.3 million,” he concluded.
By FOLLET JOHN
Solomon Star, Honiara