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» Japan Provides New Classrooms to Seaqaqa Indian School

Embargo: Wednesday, 30th November 2006, 10.00 a.m

The Government of Japan continues to provide development assistance to the education sector, which benefits educational institutions in Fiji. The Seaqaqa Indian School will celebrate the opening of a new building that was funded under the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.

The Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan, Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe will be at Seaqaqa Indian School at Seaqaqa on Thursday, 30th November 2006 at 10.00 a.m. to officially open a three classroom building block.

Seaqaqa Indian School is a multiracial school providing education from classes 1 to 8 to over 460 students from the surrounding areas of Seaqaqa. The school’s old classroom building structure had depleted over the years and therefore upon request the Government of Japan provided funding to build the new building.

The Government of Japan under the GGP scheme provided a grant of US$47,936.00 (approx. F$80,500.00) to the school to cover for the building materials and construction costs for the 3-classroom block and provision of 120 sets of study desks and chairs.

Japan’s assistance to the school is in line with its Official Development Assistance (ODA) policy of prioritising projects that target the development of basic education in Fiji. The Government of Japan anticipates assisting more educational institutions in the Pacific Region in future.