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 2010/2011: Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for The Project for the Expansion of Kapkoris Primary School

Title

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

Date

17th March 2011

Location

Kapenguria, West Pokot district, Rift valley province

Project title

The Project for the Expansion of Kapkoris Primary School

Amount

US$ 106,071 (Approx  Ksh8.4 million)

Attendance

Totaling about 400 participants

Main activity

Mr. Yoichiro Yamada, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Japan to the Republic of Kenya signed a grant contract with Kapkoris Primary school in Kapenguria, West Pokot District for the project for the expansion of Kapkoris Primary School. The grant is to finance for the construction of 7 new classrooms, an administration block, toilets, setting up of water tanks, purchase of furniture and dormitory beds and mattresses. At the completion of the GGP project, the students at Kapkoris Primary School will be able to enjoy expanded classrooms and use comfortable beddings in their dormitories.

The ceremony was attended by District Officer, who praised Japan’s efforts to help Kenya implementing its Free Primary Education Policy by improving and expanding existing facilities as the school did not have enough space to accommodate students while dormitories lacked beddings for the boarders who had to sleep on the cold floors which often caused sicknesses. Mr. Yamada congratulated Kapkoris Primary school on the successful application of project and he explained how he was impressed by the creativity and the eagerness of the Kenyan youth to study. He cheered the students by telling them that “With your vitality, you have only the sky as your limit.”

At the end of the ceremony, the communities sang traditional songs to wish Mr. Yamada safe journey home and wished to see him again upon the completion of the project.    

 

Photographs

A Warm welcome by Kapkoris Primary School

Mr. Yamada observing the school facilities

Signing of the Grant Contract between Mr. Yamada and the representative of Kapkoris Primary School

Mr. Yamada with Kapkoris community