|Title||Ground Breaking Ceremony of The Project for the Improvement of Educational Environment for Primary Schools within the Tea Farm Areas of Nandi County|
|Date||27st October, 2015|
|Location||Kamarichi Division, Nandi South District , Nandi County|
|Project title||The Project for the Improvement of Educational Environment for Primary Schools within the Tea Farm Areas of Nandi County|
|Amount||US$ 119,811 (11 Million Kshs)|
|Main activity|| A Ground Breaking Ceremony for a GGP project signed on 30th September, 2015, “The Project for The Improvement of Educational Environment for Primary Schools within the Tea Farm Areas of Nandi County” was held in Kamarichi Division, Nandi County. The ceremony was attended by officials from the Embassy of Japan in Kenya led by the Charge d’ Affairs of Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Kenya, Mr. Mikio Mori and the project beneficiaries including the local area County officials.
The GGP grant is going to be used for the construction of 10 classrooms, 12 toilets, installation of 4 water tanks and provision of 250 student’s desks to create conducive learning environment for the pupils of Kipsiorori and Kapchemosin Primary Schools. The objective of the project is to promote quality education within the community and enable the children improve their academic performance.
On the way, Mr. Mori called on the Nandi County Government, Representative of County Governor, Mr. Julius Koech and County Commissioner, Mr. Kangethe Thuku who also attended the ground breaking ceremony.
The ceremony included ground breaking, planting of trees and entertainment of traditional Kalenjin songs and dances by the pupils and community members. There were speeches from officials to expressed appreciations for the support to the County and promises to ensure that the project progressed successfully to its completion.
In his speech at the function, Mr. Julius Koech, the Nandi County Chief Officer, Devolved Units and Special Programmes who represented the Nandi County Governor – thanked the Government and people of Japan for the generous support to his county. He expressed his county’s wish to have mutual partnership with Japan in various areas of economic and cooperation for the development of the county.
While giving his remarks, Mr. Mori congratulated the Oasis Logistics Youth Group for its success in obtaining the competitive GGP grant. He talked about the strong ties of friendship between Japan and Kenya and mentioned the ongoing ODA projects by Japan implemented in the Rift Valley and all over Kenya.
He also announced that the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, (TICAD VI), would be held in Kenya next year and would be the first TICAD ever held in the African soil and out of Japan. The TICAD VI would have historical significance from the viewpoint of strengthening ties between Japan and Africa.
Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2015 (Ground Breaking Ceremony of The Project for the Improvement of Educational Environment for Primary Schools within the Tea Farm Areas of Nandi County)
November 6, 2015