Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Project for the Expansion of Dormitory for St. Anne’s Girls Primary School)
||Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Project for the Expansion of Dormitory for St. Anne’s Girls Primary School
||20th May 2016
||Mumias central division, Mumias district, Kakamega county
||The Project for the Expansion of Dormitory for St. Anne’s Girls Primary School
||US$ 85,321 (approx. 8.2 Million Kshs)
- Mr. Mikio Mori - Charge d’ Affaires of Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Kenya
- H.E. Professor Philip Kutima - Deputy Governor of Kakamega County
- Rev. Fr. Augustine Muyonga - Parish Priest of Mumias
- Hon. Suleiman Odanga - Area Member of County Assembly of Mumias Central Ward
- Mr. Willy Cheboi - Deputy County Commissioner of Mumias Sub-County
- Mr. Shikutwa Josephat - District Education Officer of Mumias Sub-County
- Fr. Kisto Sabatia - Vice General, representing Bishop of Kakamega Diocese
- Mr. Mukoya Godfrey - Sub-County Administrator of Mumias Sub-County
- Official from national and local governments
- Head Teacher, teachers, parents and students of St.Anne’s Girls
Total of about 2,000 participants
The Ground Breaking Ceremony of “The Project for the Expansion of Dormitory for St. Anne’s Girls Primary School” was held on 20th of May, 2016 in Mumias central division, Mumias district, Kakamega 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 85,321US Dollars (Approximately 8.2 million Kshs) for the construction of two girls’ dormitories at St. Anne’s Girls Primary School to improve accommodation standards of pupils. This is a public school established in 1938 by the Catholic church and one of the leading schools in Kakamega county. The existing dormitory is out of date and overcrowded with 750 girls. The project is therefore expected to improve academic performance of the girls by improving their accommodation standards.
Prior to the ceremony, Mr. Mikio Mori, Charge d’ Affaires of Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Kenya made a courtesy call on Professor Philip Kutima, Deputy Governor of Kakamega County. Professor Ktima appreciated the continuous support from the Japanese Government for the GGP and JICA projects in the area.
The ceremony started with traditional Isukuti dance performed by pupils. This was followed by speeches from officials who expressed appreciation to the Government and People of Japan for the support and promised to ensure that the project progressed successfully to its completion.
While giving his speech, Mr. Mori congratulated St. Anne’s Girls Primary School for having qualified to obtain this highly competitive grant. He 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. He also introduced a JICA volunteer, Mr. Yasuo Yamamoto working at Kakamega Remand Home.
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.