Reconstruction of Sili Primary School Under Japan’s GGP

CONGRATULATIONS: His Excellency, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki with President of the school committee, Toala Samuelu (centre) flanked by members of the school committee. (photo: jpembssy)

(JPEmbssy) The Government of Japan once again reaffirmed its commitment to the development of community projects at grass-roots level for the big island of Savaii.

The Signing Ceremony of the Grant Contract to formalise Japan’s assistance for the provision of fund for a new school building consisting of 10 classrooms, a library and a staff room to Sili Primary School, was held earlier today (13 September) at the Embassy in Apia.

His Excellency, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, signed on behalf of his government while Toala Samuelu, President of Sili Primary School Committee, signed on behalf of Sili Primary School.

SIGNING OF THE GGP GRANT CONTRACT: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki with President of Sili Primary School Committee, Toala Samuelu. (photo: JPEmbssy)

The funding assistance of up to USD 105,311 (approximately SAT 274,000) was made possible through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP).

The current school building was present in the 1970s and has survived many natural disasters.

As a result, the school committee have faced constant costly repairs due to its age and deteriorating conditions which prompted them to seek for Japan’s GGP in late 2018.

SUCCESSFUL RECIPIENT: Ambassador Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki congratulates the President of Sili Primary School committee, Toala Samuelu and his school committee after the signing of the Grant Contract. (photo: JPEmbssy)

This project’s long term objective is to ensure that students of Sili Primary School are provided with quality education and improved health sanitation.

The current school roll of over 300 students, 10 teachers, parents and the whole of Sili community will directly benefit from this project.

 Japan’s GGP has assisted many community projects at grass-roots level since its inception in 1991 which has greatly contributed to the development of the education sector of Samoa as well as Human Security of Samoan people.

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