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Japan Provides Funding Assistance for Provision of New Classrooms to Two Schools in Taveuni.

Press Release No: 43 / 2010

Date: Wednesday, 15th December, 2010

 

 

The Government of Japan provided assistance worth F$301,500.00 to Vuna District School and Taveuni Central Indian School in Taveuni through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme.

The Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of the Fiji Islands, H.E. Yutaka Yoshizawa, signed grant contracts with Mr. Ioane Bulivou, the Project Manager (Former Head teacher of Vuna District School) , and Mr. Harish Topiwala, the Manager of Taveuni Central Indian School, to formalise Japan’s funding assistance to the two projects. The signing ceremony wad hosted by the Embassy of Japan in its conference room at Level 2 of Dominion House, Suva, at 11.00 a.m. on Thursday 16th December, 2010.

Details of each project are as follows:

1. Project for Upgrading of Vuna District School

The Government of Japan provides F$166,500.00 for construction of three new classrooms at Vuna District School in Taveuni. The School was established in 1938 to provide basic educational facilities for primary education to the children in Cakaudrove Province. Presently, there are 225 children in the school, and, with the damages sustained during the two cyclones earlier in the last season, the school decided to request for assistance. The three new classrooms will greatly assist the school by replacing the old deteriorated classrooms and offer best facilities and equal opportunities for the children of Taveuni to achieve academic excellence.

 

2. The Project for Upgrading of Taveuni Central Indian School

Japan also provides funding assistance of F$135,000.00 for construction of two new classrooms to Taveuni Central Indian School. The School was established in 1954 and accommodates 364 children from nearby settlement and villages. The cyclone Thomas earlier in the year destroyed the temporary double classroom completely and more than 45 students were forced to study in one classroom. The new classrooms will allow the school Authority to relocate children into permanent classrooms from overcrowded classrooms presently in use and thereby ensuring best of resources for children of this school to excel academically.

The Government of Japan believes that by providing assistance directly to recipients in Fiji not only ensures effective use of the grant, but also achieves Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) policy objective of promoting development at the grassroots level. Japan acknowledges basic education as the key to socio-economic development and hopes to contribute in the improvement of the daily lives of the people of Fiji through its Grant Assistance for Human Security Projects Programme (GGP). The Embassy is hopeful and confident that such cooperation will serve to strengthen the friendly ties enjoyed by Japan and Fiji.

 

 

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