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Japan Funds A New Dining Hall with Kitchen, Seven Pan Toilets and Renovation for Classroom Block for Nairukuruku District Primary School in Naitasiri, Vitilevu

Press Release No: 11/2013

Date: 30th April, 2013

 

The Government of Japan has continued to provide development assistance to the education sector, which is expected to improve educational institutions in Fiji. The  Nairukuruku District Primary school  in Naitasiri will witness the official handing-over of the newly constructed dining hall and kitchen, a toilet building with seven-pan toilets and a renovated classroom (hereinafter referred to as the new facilities) funded by the Government of Japan under its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects Programme.

The Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Fiji, H.E. Mr. Eiichi Oshima will officially hand-over the new facilities at 10.30am on Friday, 3rd May, 2013 at Nairukuruku District Primary School in Naitasiri.

The School was established in 1960 along the Wainimala River in the highlands of Naitasiri to provide primary education for the people of the villages. Presently, there are 135 children enrolled in the school, however it has faced lack of facilities such as dinning hall and kitchen for meal preparation. On the other hand, students’ mothers have rotationally participated in meal preparation and this  activity has long supported the nourishment for children in this community.

The Government of Japan provided F$161,640 for construction of the new facilities at Nairukuruku District Primary School. Under this project, the new facilities including sanitary and convenient dining hall with kitchen are totally expected to improve educational environment providing human security and equal opportunities for the students of recipient school. Furthermore, these improvements are also expected to give pride and promote welfare among local residents.

Japan recognises education as one of the largest elements supporting human security. Investments in education will not only benefit individuals but the community at large, and not only for now but also the future generations.    

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