Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2013/2014: Handing Over of The Project for the Expansion of Enkaji Naibor Primary School
||Handing Over of The Project for the Expansion of Enkaji Naibor Primary School
||30th May, 2014
||Kajiado County Loitokitok District Imbirikani Ward
||The Project for the Expansion of Enkaji Naibor Primary School
||US$117,126 (Approx. KES9.4 million)
- H.E. Tatsushi Terada - The Ambassador of Japan to Kenya
- H.E. Dr. David Nkedienye – Governor of Kajiado County
- Hon. Katoo ole Metito - Member of National Assembly – Kajiado South
- Mr. Ntoipo Joseph - Area chief
- Officials of Local Government
- Committee members of Enkaji Naibor Primary School
- The management, teachers and students of Enkaji Naibor Primary School
- The community members
Total of about 550 participants
||The Handing Over Ceremony of “the Project for the Expansion of Enkaji Naibor Primary School” which had its Grant Contract signed in February 2013, was held in Imbirikani, Kajiado County and witnessed by among others, officials from the Embassy of Japan in Kenya.
The grant provided Enkaji Naibor Primary School with facilities to improve the school’s learning and teaching environment for the pupils and teachers such as construction of 6 classrooms, an administration block, 2 staff houses, 6 toilets, provision of furniture for both students and teachers, installation of electricity, fencing and purchase of 2 water tanks.
The school, established in 1993 and officially registered in 2004 was too congested and in serious need of facilities due to the free primary education initiative. The ministry of education through the local authority had initiated a program “my brother my sister at home” with the main objective being to enroll all children who had attained school going age yet stayed at home looking after cattle.
During the ceremony, the Ambassador of Japan to Kenya H.E. Tatsushi Terada and Kajiado County Governor H.E. Dr. David Nkedienye together with Member of National Assembly Hon. Katoo ole Metito toured the new facilities, planted trees and unveiled the plaque. The ceremony which included Maasai traditional songs and dances performed by pupils began with speeches from officials like H.E. Dr. Nkedienye who expressed his gratitude for the generous assistance from the Government and people of Japan.
H.E. Mr. Tatsushi Terada congratulated Enkaji Naibor Primary School for the successful completion of the project. He urged the pupils to always remember the big support received from the stakeholders and encouraged them to work hard in order to improve their academic performances.
The ambassador emphasized that education was the basis of nation-building and added that the Government of Japan was supporting young students through training programs such as the teachers’ program “Training the trainers from Africa” which aimed at teaching young students ways of improving educational standards in Kenya. He also hoped the new school would nourish future leaders of Kenya.