Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (Handing Over Ceremony of the Project for the Improvement of Educational Environment at Matisi Primary School)
Renovated 34 classrooms
Constructed 41 toilets
|Title||Handing Over Ceremony of the Project for the Improvement of Educational and Hygienic Environment at Matisi Primary School|
|Date||7th March 2018|
|Location||Matisi Location, Central Division, Trans Nzoia-West Sub County,
Trans Nzoia County
|Project Title||The Project for the Improvement of Educational and Hygienic Environment at Matisi Primary School|
|Amount||US$84,890 (approx. 8.7 Million Kshs)|
Total of about 3,000 participants
|Main Activity||The Handing Over Ceremony of “The Project for the Improvement of Educational and Hygienic Environment at Matisi Primary School” was held on 7th March, 2018 in Matisi Location, Central Division, Trans Nzoia-West Sub County, Trans Nzoia County. In attendance were Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Kenya, Mr. Tomohiro Tanaka and the project beneficiaries including the local area County officials.
The project was awarded a grant of 84,890 US Dollars (Approximately 8.7 million Kshs) for the construction of 41 toilets, renovation of 34 classrooms, installation of 300 desks, 2 water tanks and a fence at Matisi Primary School to improve educational and hygienic environment.
Matisi Primary School is a public school located in Matisi slum. Before, the school had only 12 toilets for 2,584 pupils, so during breaks, toilets were overcrowded and many pupils were unable to use the toilets. Also, the existing 34 classrooms were all dilapidated with no windows, so many classrooms got submerged during the rainy season. Furthermore, due to lack of desks, some pupils took their lessons while seated on the floor.
The ceremony started with poems and traditional dances performed by pupils. This was followed by speeches filled with appreciation from the officials.
While giving his speech, Mr. Tanaka congratulated Matisi Primary School for the successful completion of the project. He insisted on the importance of education by using Swahili word, “Elimu ni taa gizani (Education is a light in the darkness)” and “Akili ni mali (Wisdom is wealth)”. 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. He 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 his remarks, he wished the people good health, great happiness and prosperity.