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Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (Handing Over Ceremony of the Project for the Expansion of Ptarkong Primary School)

  • Ms. Takashima touring the school with County officials
  • New 8 Classrooms funded by GGP
  • New Boy’s Dormitory funded by GGP
Title Handing Over Ceremony of the Project for the Expansion of Ptarkong Primary School
Date 18th July 2017
Location Batei Location, Pokot Central Sub County, West Pokot County
Project Title The Project for the Expansion of Ptarkong Primary School
Amount US$ 143,002 (approx. 11.8  Million Kshs)
Attendance
Total of about 2,000 participants
Main Activity  
The Handing Over Ceremony of “The Project for the Expansion of Ptarkong Primary School” was held on 18th July, 2017 in Batei Location, Pokot Central Sub County, West Pokot County. In attendance were Scond Secretary of Economic Cooperation Section of Embassy of Japan to Kenya, Ms. Yui Takashima and the project beneficiaries including the County officials.
 
The project was awarded a grant of 143,002 US Dollars (Approximately 11.8 million Kshs) for the construction of 8 classrooms, 1 teachers’ room, 4 admin rooms, 1 boys’ dormitory, 24 pit latrines, renovation of 5 classrooms, installation of 2 water tanks and purchase of furniture to improve educational and hygienic environment at Ptarkong Primary School which is located in very remote area. This is a public school established in 1984. Prior to this project, the school had only 2 permanent classrooms, 5 uncompleted classrooms and 10 pit latrines to accommodate 586 pupils. Also the boys’ dormitory was made by mud and due to lack of beds some pupils were sleeping on the floor.
 
Before heading to the ceremony, Ms. Yui Takashima made a courtesy call on Mr. Simon Kachapin Kitalei, Governor of West Pokot County. Mr. Kitalei appreciated the continuous development assistance from the Japanese Government.
 
The ceremony started with traditional dance performed by pupils and people from community. This was followed by speeches filled with appreciation from the officials. Mr. Titus Lotee, Deputy Governor of West Pokot County thanked the Government and people of Japan for the generous support to West Pokot County. He expressed his county’s wish to have further partnership with Japan in various areas of cooperation for the development of the county.
 
While giving her speech, Ms. Takashima congratulated Ptarkong Primary School for the successful completion of the project after overcoming various hardships. She hoped that the successful implementation of this project will improve the pupils’ academic performance and future leaders of this country will rise among them and contribute to the development of the community.
 
In closing her remarks, she wished the people long life, good health, great happiness and prosperity. 
 
 

Photographs

 

Ms. Takashima calling on
Governor of West Pokot, Mr. Simon Kitalei

Ms. Takashima welcomed by pupils

Ms. Takashima unveiling the plaque

Ms. Takashima  planting a tree

Mr. Kalekem (left), Ms. Takashima, Mr. Lotee and Mr. Langat (right) dancing together

Head teacher, Mr. Thomas Adungot
giving a speech

MCA, Mr. Simon Kalekem giving a speech

Deputy Governor of Bomet County,
Mr. Geoffrey Langat giving a speech

Deputy Governor of West Pokot County,
Mr. Titus Lotee  giving a speech

Ms. Takashima giving a speech

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Pupils expressing their joy by dance and song

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