Embassy of Japan in Kenya

日本国国旗

在ケニア日本国大使館

Embassy of Japan in Kenya also has been accredited to Eritrea, Seychelles and Somalia

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Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2011/2012: Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for The Project of the Expansion of Anole Primary School

Title

Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for The Project of the Expansion of Anole Primary School

Date

23rd March 2012

Location

Embassy of Japan, Nairobi

Project title

The Project for the Expansion of Anole Primary School

Amount

US$ 111,764 (approx. Kshs 9 Million)

Attendance

  About 15 participants in total.

Main activity

A Grant Contract for the Project for the Expansion of Anole Primary School was signed between the H.E. the Ambassador of Japan to Kenya Mr Toshihisa Takata and Sheikh Rashid Abdille, the Chairman of the Anole School Management Committee, at a Grant Contract Signing ceremony held at the Embassy of Japan premises in Nairobi. The Grant amounting to USD 111,764 will be used to construct two dormitories i.e. one for boys and one for girls, a kitchen and dining area, sanitation facilities and an administration block. 

It was all joy for the School Management Committee members who travelled all the way from Wajir to Nairobi to come and witness the Grant Signing Ceremony. They expressed their sincere gratitude to the Government of Japan for the Grant Assistance provided to them saying that once the project is completed, pupils will be accommodated at the school all year round and will not have to risk their lives and waste valuable time travelling long distances to attend classes. The parents are relieved that they will be able to leave their children learning in secure, conducive environments as they move in search of water and pasture for their animals consequently reducing school dropout rates.

The area MP started his remarks by thanking Japan for having funded Griftu Boys Secondary School located in Wajir West in 2001 and expressed gratitude to Japan for its continuous support of the pastoralist communities over the years. He assured the Ambassador that the project at hand will be managed efficiently and it will be completed in time. He said increased droughts caused by irregular rains have convinced the community to encourage their children to acquire formal education in order to learn skills other than animal rearing since they can no longer depend on this activity alone as their only source of income.       

The Ambassador on his part congratulated the school for qualifying to receive the grant. He reminded the School Management Committee and the leaders present that getting the fund is just the beginning and they now had the challenge of implementing the project. He further assured them of Japan’s continued commitment to support local communities through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme to improve livelihoods.

 

Photographs

Ambassador and Sheikh Abdille signing Contract

Ambassador exchanging Contract with Sheikh Abdille

Ambassador in a group photo with the Anole School Management Commit in front of the Embassy