|Title||Handing Over Ceremony of The Project for the Expansion of Lungulueni Primary School|
|Date||12th November, 2014|
|Location||Lungulueni, Ndithini Division, Masinga District, Machakos County|
|Project title||The Project for the Expansion of Lungulueni Primary School|
|Amount||US$119,569 (Approx. KES10 million)|
Total of about 650 participants
|Main activity||The Handing Over Ceremony of “the Project for the Lungulueni Primary School” which had its Grant Contract signed in November 2013, was held on 12th November 2014 at the Lungulueni Primary School in Ndithini Division, Masinga District, Machakos County. The ceremony was attended by among others the Representative of Machakos County Governor, Ms. Ruth Mutua Munywoki, Minister of Education, Youth & Social Welfare and the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya H.E. Mr. Tatsushi Terada.
The grant provided Lungulueni Primary School with facilities to improve the school’s learning and teaching environment for the pupils and teachers such as construction of 7 classrooms, 6 eco-san toilets, an administration block; renovation of 2 classrooms, installation of 3 water tanks, electricity and provision of furniture.
The school was established in 1973 and officially registered in 2011. Before realization of this project, the school facilities were dilapidated and classrooms too congested forcing pupils to use facilities of a neighboring youth polytechnic. Teachers had to prepare for lessons within limited spaces in the school that was is dire need of proper facilities.
During the ceremony, Ambassador Terada and the Minister of Education, Youth & Social Welfare Ms. Ruth Munywoki together with other guests toured the new school facilities, planted trees and unveiled the plaque. The ceremony which included presentation of a Japanese song performed by pupils of Lungulueni Primary School had speeches from local officials who expressed their gratitude towards the generous assistance from the Government and people of Japan.
Ambassador Terada congratulated Lungulueni Primary School for the successful completion of the project. He urged the pupils to always remember all the efforts that had been put into the project during its implementation and encouraged them to work hard in order to improve their academic performances. He also hoped that the community would be more motivated and have wider view of other parts of the world after having had the opportunity to know Japan through this project.
The ambassador also emphasized that education was the basis of nation-building and added that the Government of Japan was supporting young students through training programs such as the teachers’ program “Training the trainers from Africa” which aimed at teaching young students ways of improving educational standards in Kenya. He hoped the new school would nourish future leaders of Kenya and the world.
Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2013/2014: Handing Over Ceremony of The Project for the Expansion of Lungulueni Primary School
November 12, 2014