Embassy of Japan in Kenya

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Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2011/2012: Handing Over of The Project for the Expansion of Willies Primary School

Title

Handing Over of The Project for the Expansion of  Willies Primary School

Date

31st  October  2013

Location

Muthambi Division, Maara District,  Tharaka Nithi County,  Eastern Province

Project title

The Project for the Expansion of Willies Primary School

Amount

US$ 111,178  (Approx. Kshs 9.0 million)

Attendance

Total of about 550 participants

Main activity

The Handing Over Ceremony of the Project for the Expansion of Willies Primary School which had its Grant Contract signed in February 2012, was held in Tharaka Nithi County and witnessed by among others, officials from the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Kenya.

The grant provided school facilities to improve the educational environment for the pupils and teachers. These included 6 new and 4 renovated classrooms, an administration block, 3 water tanks and furniture. More than half of the pupils at the school are orphans.   Before the provision of this grant, the school was dilapidated and too congested, forcing pupils to use neighboring dispensary and church facilities as classrooms.

After arriving at the site, Mr. Yamana toured the new school buildings, cut the ribbon and together with the area member of parliament Hon. Japhet Kareke Mbiuki unveiled the plaque. The ceremony which included songs and dances performed by the pupils began with speeches from officials who expressed their gratitude to Japan.

While giving his remarks, Mr. Yamana impressed the crowd by speaking some Kiswahili.  He congratulated the school for having successfully completed the project and appreciated the dedication and hard work of all the stakeholders that contributed to the success.  He also advised the pupils to always remember the efforts that stakeholders had put into the project and encouraged them to excel and be the leading school in the region both academically and morally.

 

Photographs

Completed new classrooms and the administration block

Completed new classrooms and the administration block

Mr. Yamana cutting the Ribbon

Unveiling of the plaque by Mr. Yamana & MP. Hon. Japhet Kareke

Touring the facilities with Head Teacher, Chairman and other officers

Mr. Yamana receiving souvenir

Mr. Yamana receiving souvenir

Mr. Yamana giving a speech

MP. Japhet Kareke giving a speech

Performance by pupils

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