A school modernization project on Omadhoo Island has been initiated with a Japanese grant.
The Omadhoo School Modernization Project on Alif Dhaal Atoll on Omadhoo Island was launched on Sunday.
The Government of Japan and Omadhoo School signed the agreement for the project at a special ceremony to launch the project on Sunday.
The agreement was signed by Japan’s Ambassador to the Maldives, Takeuchi Midori, on behalf of the Japanese government, and the Principal of Omadhoo School, Hassan Amir, signed on behalf of the school.
The Government of Japan has provided a grant of USD 80,731 or approximately MVR 1.2 million for the Omadhoo School Modernization Project.
The Japanese Embassy in the Maldives revealed that the GGP project will improve the learning environment through the construction of a classroom and toilets for children with special educational needs (SEN).
The project will ensure that school classrooms become a safe and secure place for children.
In addition, the school will be modernized to serve as a shelter in the event of a natural disaster.
The project must be carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
The Government of Japan has generously contributed to the development of the Maldives, in many different sectors. As such, most recently, Japan awarded a grant worth 117 million Japanese yen, or approximately US$865,000, to the Government of the Maldives in June for the pursuit of government scholarship opportunities. from Japan for the financial year 2023, under the Japan Human Resource Development (JDS) Project Scholarship.
Towards the end of May, the Japanese government also granted aid of 650 million Japanese yen, or about $5.1 million, with the aim of promoting the economic and social development of the island nation.