Group photo with all participants
|Title||Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for GGP Projects in Kenya|
|Date||8th December 2017|
|Location||Embassy of Japan (Mara Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi)|
|Project title and Amount||1. The Project for the Development of Educational Infrastructure at Jubilee Secondary School - USD 104,263
2. The Project for the Development of Educational Infrastructure at Buyani Secondary School - USD 84,899
|Main activity||The grant contract signing ceremony for the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) was held on 8th December 2017 at the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi. GGP Grant Contracts were signed by the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa and the representatives of two grantee organizations. The total amount of the two projects is USD 189,162 (approx. Kshs 20.8 Million).
Ambassador Uesawa congratulated the two organizations which were selected from more than 900 applications received this year and wished the recipients successful implementation of their projects.
During the occasion, the grant recipients explained the significance of the projects and expressed gratitude to the Government and the people of Japan.
1. The Project for the Development of Educational Infrastructure at Jubilee Secondary School
Jubilee Secondary School was awarded 104,263 USD to construct a science laboratory with science equipment, 2 classrooms, 2 toilet blocks and an incinerator. The 3 incomplete classrooms that they currently have will also be completed and the water tanks and furniture will be provided.
The school was established in 2014 having 70 students and the only facilities they currently have are three incomplete classrooms, administration block and a kitchen. Since, it is still a young school they do not have the very basic facilities such as laboratory, toilets and water tanks. The students, therefore, normally use the toilets at the neighboring primary school which is already being over used. This goes against the regulations set by the Ministry of Education. The project will enable the school to have the basic infrastructure and will improve the learning environment for the students with proper facilities.
2. The Project for the Development of Educational Infrastructure at Buyani Secondary School
Buyani Secondary School was awarded 84,899 USD to construct 2 classrooms, an administration block, 2 toilet blocks, a school gate with a security room and provision of furniture. The school was established in 2012. In 2014 they experienced a tribal clash and the school facilities were burnt down by the opposition. The school therefore, was transferred to another plot and the community transformed their school so that it is now open to all tribes. The school currently has 244 students and the number of students is increasing every year. The school will be a double stream school and therefore, the facilities which will be constructed through this project will assist the students to learn in a more conducive environment.
The projects are to be completed by December 2018.