Embassy of Japan in Kenya

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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)

  • Pupils of Kipsiorori Primary School welcoming Mr. Mikio Mori, Charge d’ Affairs of Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Kenya
  • Mr. Mori opening the Plaque of the project with other officials
  • Traditional costume presented by the community as a token of appreciation for the support
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)
Attendance
  • Mr. Mikio Mori - Charge d’ Affairs of Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Kenya
  • Mr. Julius Koech – Nandi County Chief Officer, Devolved Units and Special Programmes 
  • Hon. Zipporah Kerring – Women Representative of National Assembly, Nandi County
  • Hon. Cornelius Serem – Member of the National Assembly, Aldai Constituency
  • Ms. Maryanne Kitany  
  • Mr. Kangethe Thuku – County Commissioner, Nandi County  
  • Hon. Josphat Tarbei– Member of Nandi County Assembly
  • Mr. Isaac Mbogo Shaviya – T.S.C County Director, Nandi County
  • County Government officials
  • Chairperson and Committee members of  Oasis Logistics Youth Group
  • Head Teachers of Primary and Secondary Schools, Kaboi Zone
  • Head Teacher, Teachers, Pupils and Parents from  Kapchemosin and Kipsiorori Primary School
  • The community members of Kapcheno and Kipsiorori Villages
    Total of about 1,000 participants
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.

Mr. Mori, Charge d’ Affairs of Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Kenya, signing visitor’s book at Nandi County Government Office

Mr. Mori laying the stone at the project site

Pupils from Kapchemosin Primary School performing Kalenjin traditional dance

Mr. Mori and other officials dancing together with pupils to express their joy

County Commissioner, Mr. Kangethe Thuk giving a speech

Ms.Maryanne J. Kitany expressing appreciation to Japan for the support and encouraging pupils to be leaders of the next genaration of Kenya

Member of the National Assembly, Hon. Cornelius Serem, expressing appreciation to Japan for the support

Member of the National Assembly Women's Representative, Hon. Zipporah Kerring giving a speech

Representative of Nandi County Governor, Mr. Julius Koech expressing his appreciation to the Government and people of Japan for the generous support.

Mr. Mori giving a speech at the function

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Mr. Mori welcomed by the community members

Mr. Mori planting a tree