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 2015/2016: Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Project for the Construction of a Dormitory at Saint Lucy High School for the Visually Impaired

Title Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Project for the Construction of a Dormitory at Saint Lucy High School for the Visually Impaired
Date 3rd March 2015
Location Saint Lucy High School for the Visually Impaired, Igoji, Meru County
Project title and Amount Construction of a Dormitory at Saint Lucy High School for the Visually Impaired – USD 87,361 (7.2 M KES)
Attendance
 Around 100 participants
Main activity The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the project for the construction of a dormitory at Saint Lucy High School for the Visually Impaired in Meru which had its Grant Contract signed on 5th of February 2015, was held in Meru County and witnessed by among others, officials from the Embassy of Japan in Kenya.

The grant will be used for the construction of a 128 capacity dormitory and the purchase of 64 double decker beds. This will improve the educational environment for the secondary school students who were previously hosted in the primary school compound and in a makeshift dormitory.

The ceremony included speeches, St Lucy scout troupe, choir entertainment and refreshments.

While giving his remarks, H.E. Terada congratulated the school which was selected from more than 450 applications received last year. He wished them success and assured them of the embassy support during the project implementation.

At the end of his remarks, H.E. Terada mentioned the prime minister of Japan, Mr. Abe’s speech made in Africa early last year that stressed on the government of Japan’s willingness to implement greater and generous assistance in African countries including youth empowerment for a brighter future of Africa.

This project should be completed by March 2016.
 

Photographs

Sister Mary Clare Olang’, Principal of St Lucy High School for the visually impaired receiving a cheque of 87,361 USD from H.E. Mr Tatsushi Terada, Ambassador of Japan From left to right : Representative of county education officer (Mr Silas Gitonga), Bishop of the catholic diocese of Meru (Salesious Mugambi), Ambassador of Japan in Kenya (H.E. Mr Tatsushi Terada), Principal of St Lucy High School (Sister Mary Clare Olang’), Chairman of St Lucy Board of Management (Mr Stanley Kthagaca Kuura), Principal of St Lucy Primary School (Sister Judith), Assistant County Commissioner (Mary Mwangi)

A student reciting a poem, behind her is the school choir

H.E. Mr Terada, inspecting the scout troupe

H.E. Mr Terada, “breaking the ground”