Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2013/2014: Ground Breaking Ceremony of The Project for the Expansion of Gesurura Primary School
||Ground Breaking Ceremony of The Project for the Expansion of Gesurura Primary School
||6th March, 2015
||Gesurura, Marani District, Kisii County,
||The Project for the Expansion of Gesurura Primary School
||US$ 93,363 (8.4 Million Kshs)
- H.E. Mr. Tatsushi Terada - The Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya
- Hon. James Ongwae - Governor of Kisii County
- Hon. Jimmy Angwenyi – Member of National Assembly, Kitutu Chache North Constituency
- Hon. John Omwoyo - County Minister of Education
- Hon. Charles Onchonga – Member of County Assembly
- Mr. Fredlick Kimaru - Sub-County Director of Education
- Chairperson and Committee members of Gesurura Primary School
- Head Teacher, Teachers, Pupils and Parents from Gesurura Primary School
- The community members of Gesurura
Total of about 650 participants
||A Ground Breaking for a GGP project signed on 26th January, 2015 for the Expansion of Gesurura Primary School was held in Marani, Kisii County. The ceremony was attended by officials from the Embassy of Japan in Kenya led by the ambassador H.E. Mr. Tatsushi Terada and the project beneficiaries including the local area county officials.
The GGP grant was used to improve the school facilities to more conducive learning and teaching environment. The project included construction of 6 classrooms and 8 toilets, renovation of 5 classrooms, installation of 3 water tanks and provision of 200 student’s desks.
Gesurura P.A.G. Primary School which was established in 1989 through support of a Christian church currently has over 450 pupils and 15 teachers. The school administration has through the years struggled to improve the facilities and even started constructing seven classrooms through CDF which unfortunately was insufficient. With the current poor school condition, pupils are either forced to squeeze in the few classrooms with roofs or alternatively go back home whenever there is rainfall. The school has other 6 classrooms with no roofs.
On the way, H.E. Ambassador Terada called on the Kisii County Governor, Hon. James Ongwae who also attended the ground breaking.
The ceremony included planting of trees and entertainment of songs and dances by the pupils. There were speeches from officials that expressed their appreciations for the support to their County and promised to ensure that the project progresses successfully to its completion.
In his speech at the function, Hon. Ongwae thanked the Government and people of Japan for the generous support to his county. He expressed his county’s wish to have mutual partnership with Japan in various areas of economic and technological cooperation for the development of the county. The Governor also promised that Kisii County would allocate funds for the renovation of the school’s administration block.
While giving his remarks, Ambassador Terada congratulated the school for its success in obtaining the competitive GGP grant. He admired the enthusiasm of the school to have held the groundbreaking ceremony that would kick off the project which would upon completion create a more conducive learning environment. The ambassador also encouraged the pupils to work hard and focus on higher education in order to build themselves a brighter and prosperous future.