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Japan Provides Funding Assistance for Major Upgrading Works in Three Primary Schools in Fiji.

Press Release No: 40/2012

Date: 5th September, 2012

 

The Government of Japan provides assistance worth F$359, 824.00 to Votua Catholic Primary School Natoaika Primary School, and Vitogo District School through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme.

The Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Fiji, H.E. Eiichi Oshima will sign grant contracts with Mrs. Akeneta Niubalavu, the Head Teacher of Votua Catholic Primary School, Mr. Kelepi Qoro, the Head Teacher of Natoaika Village Primary School and Mr. Kelepi Colata, the Head Teacher of Vitogo District School to formalise Japan’s funding assistance to these projects. The signing ceremony will be hosted by the Embassy of Japan in its conference room at Level 2 of BSP Life Centre, Suva, at 10am on Thursday 6th September, 2012.

Details of the Project are as follows:

  1. The Project for Upgrading of Votua Catholic Primary School

Votua Catholic Primary School in Ba receives F$134,660 from the Government of Japan for the construction of 2 raised classrooms and a ten pan lavatory. The school was established in 1940 in the province of Ba and accommodates around 170 students from the villages of Votua, Nawaqarua, Natutu and nearby settlements. The new facilities will greatly assist the school during floods as the school was earmarked by the Disaster Management Committee to be one of the evacuation centres in the recent floods. The new raised toilet and classroom will not only enable students to continue learning smoothly during heavy rains and floods, but also strengthen support in the protection of school children and village people against flood disaster.

  1. The Project for Upgrading of Natoaika Village Primary School

The Natoaika Village Primary School also receives F$168,000 from the Government of Japan for construction of walkway, water tank and ablution block. The school was established in 1949 on the interior of Naitasiri and accommodates around 111 students from the villages of Deladamanu, Natoaika and nearby settlements. The new facilities will greatly assist the school by replacing the sub-standard deteriorated water tank, providing clean drinking water for students. Furthermore, walkways and new toilets will be erected to accommodate students and staffs during rainy season.

  1. The Project for Upgrading of Vitogo District School

Vitogo District School in Lautoka will also receive F$57,164 from the Government of Japan for the construction of a raised lavatory and school fence. The school was established in 1940 and accommodates around 170 students from the villages of Votua, Nawaqarua, Natutu and nearby settlements. The new facility will be useful in the reduction of flood damages to school facilities. In addition, the project will not only provide better learning environment, but also provides safe and friendly atmosphere that enhance academic excellence for school children.

 

These projects will not only improve classroom environment, but also protect school children and village people from critical and pervasive threats such as food and water shortages to human lives, livelihood and dignity.

Japan’s assistance in these projects indicates its commitment to the improvement of the education environment and the daily lives of the people of Fiji and is in line with its Official Development Assistance (ODA) policy of promoting development at the grassroots level.

The GGP Program is specifically designed to address human security.

It is hoped that such cooperation will serve to strengthen the friendly ties enjoyed by the people and governments of Japan and Fiji.

 

 

 

 

 

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