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Japan Provides Assistance to 2 Primary Schools in the Republic of Vanuatu

Press Release No: 07 / 2010

Date: Tuesday 18th February 2010

 

The Government of Japan continues to provide development assistance to the education sector, which benefits the people of the Republic of Vanuatu. The Ubiku Primary School (Pentecost Island) and Saint Jacques Primary School (Espiritu Santo Island) celebrated the opening of new classrooms funded under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.

The Second Secretary at the Embassy of Japan, Mr. Yukihiro Tsujimura was represented the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Vanuatu, H.E. Mr. Yutaka Yoshizawa, to officially hand over the new school buildings to Ubiku Primary School, on 23rd February 2010 and Saint Jacques Primary School, on 25th February 2010.

Details of the projects and their handing over ceremony schedules are as follows:

1. The Project for Upgrading of Ubiku Primary School

On 9th February 2009, Japan provided funding assistance worth US$ 79,944 (9,432,898VT) to Ubiku Primary School in Pentecost Island, for construction of two-classrooms and provision of new school furniture, equipment and a new water tank for the students and teachers.  The new classrooms, to be handed over on 23rd February 2010, will ease the hardship faced by students and teachers, associated with classroom shortage and, will empower Ubiku Primary School to offer quality education facilities to the 120 children attending the school from nearby areas. This project is expected to improve their learning environment to develop future leader of Vanuatu.

   

 

2. The Project for Upgrading of Saint Jeaques Primary School

On 9th February 2009, Japan provided funding assistance worth US$ 82,463 (9,730,165VT) to Saint Jacques Primary School in Espiritu Santo Island, for construction of two-classrooms and provision of new school furniture, equipment and a new water tank for the students and teachers, to be handed over on 25th February 2009. The School currently faces shortage of classrooms and have classrooms build of local materials to accommodate the increasing number of students attending the school from nearby areas. This project is expected to encourage the children of the area to excel academically and achieve success.

 

 

 

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