Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (The Project for the Improvement of Educational and Hygienic Environment at Essumba Primary School)
The representatives of Essumba Primary School with Ambassador Uesawa
|Title||Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for GGP Project in Kenya|
|Date||4th August 2017|
|Location||Embassy of Japan (Mara Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi)|
|Project title and Amount||The Project for the Improvement of Educational and Hygienic Environment at
Essumba Primary School
The Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for the GGP, “The Project for the Improvement of Educational and Hygienic Environment at Essumba Primary School” was held on 4th of August 2017 at the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi. The Grant Contract was signed by the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa and the representatives of Essumba Primary School. The project received a grant amounting for USD 82,980 (approx. Kshs 8.2 Million) for construction of 8 classrooms and 6 pit latrines, renovation of 4 classrooms and installation of 200 desks.
Currently, the school has 13 classrooms for 900 pupils, but 4 classrooms are too old and the school is required to demolish them by the Ministry of Health. Due to lack of classrooms, they need to divide some classes into two. Also due to the muddy floor, many pupils suffer from jiggers as they do not wear shoes. The purpose of this project is to improve 900 pupils’ motivation to learn and academic performance through improving of educational and hygienic environment.
During the occasion, the representatives of the school explained the significance of the project and expressed gratitude to the Government and the people of Japan.
Ambassador Uesawa congratulated Essumba Primary School which was selected from many applications received this year and wished the school successful implementation of their project.
The project is to be completed by August 2018.
Ambassador Uesawa and the representatives of Essumba Primary School talking
The representatives of Essumba Primary School and Ms. Takashima, Second Secretary of Economic Cooperation Section enjoying Japanese Teriyaki chicken lunch box