Embassy of Japan in Kenya

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Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2013/2014: Handing Over Ceremony of The Project for the Expansion of Lungulueni Primary School

  • Ambassador Terada and Minister of Education, Youth & Social Welfare, Ms. Ruth Mutua Munywoki together with Minister of Transport, Road, Public Work, Mr. George Kioko Luka touring the new school facilities
  • Ambassador Terada and Minister of Education, Youth & Social Welfare, Ms. Ruth Mutua Munywoki together with Minister of Transport, Road, Public Work, Mr. George Kioko Luka touring the new school facilities
  • Ambassador Terada planting a tree
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)
Attendance
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.
 

Photographs

Ambassador Terada unveiling the plaque.

Ambassador Terada and officials at the school gate.

Lungulueni Primary School Pupils singing a Japanese song and performing Kamba dance in front of the new classrooms

Lungulueni Primary School Pupils singing a Japanese song and performing Kamba dance in front of the new classrooms

Head Teacher of Lunglueni Primary School Mr. Steven Mutes giving project over view

Representative of District Education Officer Mr. Peter Kabulu giving a speech

Member of Machakos County Assembly Mr. Peter Nzioki giving a speech.

Machakos County Minister of Transport, Road, Public Works & Housing, Mr. George Kioko Luka expressing the appreciation of the friendship of Japan

Ms. Ruth Mutua Munywoki – Representative of Machakos County Governor, Minister of Education, Youth & Social Welfare, expressing appreciation to the Government and People of Japan for the generous assistance

Ambassador Terada giving a speech and Head Teacher interpreting the speech

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