Embassy of Japan in Kenya

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Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects: Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Project for the Expansion of St. Bakita Nagis Primary School

  • H.E. Josphat Nanok and H.E. Tatsushi Terada greeting each other
  • Main guests welcomed by the hosts
Title Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Project for the Expansion of St. Bakita Nagis Primary School
Date 27th  April  2015
Location Turkwel, Loima Sub-County, Turkana County
Project title The Project for the Expansion of St. Bakita Nagis Primary School
Amount US$88,361    (Approx. Kshs 8.0  million)
Attendance
Total of about 400 participants
Main activity The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the “Project for the Expansion of St. Bakita Nagis Primary School” was held in Turkwel, Loima Sub-County and witnessed by among others, officials from the Embassy of Japan in Kenya.
 
The grant contract for this project availed funds to be used in building 2 dormitories for boys and girls, 2 classrooms, and 3 toilet blocks to improve the pupils’ learning environment.
 
St. Bakita Nagis Primary school was established in 1996, by Fr. Raphael, Makwamekwai Parish Diocese of Lodwar and the current number of pupils has risen up to more than 450 pupils. Turkana County is the largest county in Kenya and the population density is low, hence there are many pupils who walk for long distances. Pupils who live more than 5 km away from the school stay overnight in classrooms and teacher’s residences. However, the capacity is inadequate. Therefore, by constructing the dormitories pupils will be able to stay overnight in a better environment. In addition, classrooms and toilets are also lacking, hence this project will assist them to concentrate more on their learning.  
 
Before the ceremony began, the organization’s hosts took the main guests on a brief tour to explain about their project. At the ceremony, H.E. Terada, Ambassador of Japan, in his speech introduced a couple of projects that were implemented in Turkana in the past. One project was implemented by Japan’s Forestry Agency called, “Participatory Forest and Woodland Management for Livelihood Improvement in Turkana” and another project was done by JICA, “The Project for Enhancing Community Resilience against Drought in Northern Kenya”. However, it has been 7 years since Turkana County had the last GGP project.
 
Ambassador Terada, therefore, congratulated the Government and the community members to have a GGP project again for this year. H.E. Nanok, Governor of Turkana, thanked Japan for the support and mentioned that the challenges that Turkana County is facing is not only education, but also security issues, droughts, and medical services which need to be improved. He emphasized to the community that Turkana County will continue to put their efforts to improve those issues within the county.
 

Photographs

Receiving a brief tour of the project

H.E. Tatsushi Terada signing on visitors book

H.E. Tatsushi Terada planting a tree

H.E. Josphat Nanok planting a tree

Pupils dancing

Dancing the traditional dance by the community

Dancing the traditional dance by the community

Participants from the community

Fr. Raphael, Makwamekwai Parish Diocese of Lodwar

Hon. Protus Akuja, Member of Parliament

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Speech made by H.E. Tatsushi Terada

Speech made by H.E.Josphat Nanok