|Title||Handing Over Ceremony of the Project for the Improvement of Educational Environment for Primary Schools within the Tea Farm Areas of Nandi County|
|Date||16th May 2016|
|Location||Kaptumo 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 (Approx. 11 Million Kshs)|
Total of about 1000 participants
|Main Activity||The Handing Over Ceremony of “The Project for the Improvement of Educational Environment for Primary Schools within the Tea Farm Areas of Nandi County” was held on 16th of May, 2016 at Kaptumo Division, Nandi South District, Nandi County. In attendance were Charge d’ Affaires of Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Kenya, Mr. Mikio Mori and the project beneficiaries including the local area county officials.
The project was awarded a grant of 119,811 US Dollars (Approximately 11 million Kshs) for the construction of 10 classrooms, 2 administration blocks, 12 toilets, installation of 4 water tanks and provision of 250 student’s desks to improve learning environment for the pupils of Kipsiorori and Kapchemosin Primary Schools.
Before heading to the ceremony, Mr. Mikio Mori, Charge d’ Affaires of Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Kenya made a courtesy call on Mr. Dominic Biwott, Deputy Governor of Nandi county. Mr. Biwott appreciated the continuous development assistance from the Japanese Government.
The ceremony started with dance performed by pupils and community members. This was followed by speeches filled with appreciation from the officials.
Mr. Cornelius Serem, Member of Parliament of Aldai Constituency thanked the Government and people of Japan for the generous support to Nandi county. He expressed his county’s wish to have further partnership with Japan in various areas of cooperation for the development of the county.
While giving his speech, Mr. Mikio Mori congratulated the schools for successful completion of the project. He mentioned the strong ties of friendship between Japan and Kenya stating that Kenya is the largest recipient of Japan’s ODA in the Sub-Saharan Africa. He also mentioned that Japan’s ODA had emphasized cooperation in education for promoting human security. He introduced educational projects which had been supported by JICA in Kenya.
Mr. Mori also mentioned that the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) would be held in Kenya in August. This would be the first TICAD ever held in Africa, and would therefore have historical significance in strengthening the ties between Japan and Africa.
Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (Handing Over Ceremony of the Project for the Improvement of Educational Environment for Primary Schools within the Tea Farm Areas of Nandi County)
May 16, 2016