Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (Handing Over Ceremony of the Project for the Improvement of Educational and Hygienic Environment at Bahati ADC Primary School)
|Title||Handing Over Ceremony of the Project for the Improvement of Educational and Hygienic Environment at Bahati ADC Primary School|
|Date||13th March 2018|
|Location||Mwembe Sub Location, West Tambua Location, Hamisi Sub County, Vihiga County|
|Project Title||The Project for the Improvement of Educational and Hygienic Environment at Bahati ADC Primary School|
|Amount||US$82,748 (approx. 8.5 Million Kshs)|
Total of about 500 participants
|Main Activity||The Handing Over Ceremony of “The Project for the Improvement of Educational and Hygienic Environment at Bahati ADC Primary School” was held on 13th March, 2018 in Mwembe Sub Location, West Tambua Location, Hamisi Sub County, Vihiga County. In attendance were Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Kenya, Ms. Yui Takashima and the project beneficiaries including the local area County officials.
The project was awarded a grant of 82,748 US Dollars (Approximately 8.5 million Kshs) for the construction of 6 classrooms, 18 toilets, completion of 2 classrooms and administration block, installation of 100 desks, 3 water tanks, a fence and gates at Bahati ADC Primary School to improve educational and hygienic environment.
Before, the school had only 6 mud classrooms and 2 incomplete classrooms with no windows, so many classrooms got submerged during the rainy season and many pupils suffered from jiggers due to the mud structured facility. Also, due to lack of water tanks, they used polluted water from a nearby river which caused water related diseases.
The ceremony started with poems and songs performed by pupils. This was followed by speeches filled with appreciation from the officials.
While giving her speech, Ms. Takashima congratulated Bahati ADC Primary School for the successful completion of the project. In addition to the construction of schools across Kenya, the Government of Japan is an active partner in the development of human resources in the education sector. She hoped that the successful implementation of this project will improve the pupils’ academic performance and future leaders of this country will rise among them and contribute to the development of the community.
In closing her remarks, she wished the people good health, great happiness and prosperity.