Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2013/2014: Ground Breaking Ceremony of The Project for the Expansion of Gora Primary School
||Ground Breaking Ceremony of The Project for the Expansion of Gora Primary School
||7th February 2014
||Gora Primary School - Samburu Division, Kinango District, Kwale County, Coast Province
||The Project for the Expansion of Gora Primary School
||US$ 121,773 (Approx. Kshs 10 million)
- H.E. Tatsushi Terada: Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya
- H.E. Mvurya Salim Mgalla: Governor of Kwale County
- Hon. Samuel Gonzi Rai: MP / Kinango Constituency
- Hon. Chirema Josephat Kombo: Member of County Assembly / Kwale
- Officials from the Local Government.
- Chairman, Committee members, Head Teacher, Teachers, Pupils and Parents of Gora Primary School
Total of about 1,000 participants
||The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Project for the Expansion of Gora Primary School which had its Grant Contract signed on 21st of November 2013, was held in Kwale County and witnessed by among others, officials from the Embassy of Japan in Kenya.
The grant has provided for the expansion of the school’s facilities. This will lead to an improvement of the educational environment for the pupils and teachers. With the increase of the student body over the years, the students have been forced to learn in an over-crowded environment due to the limited capacity of the current facilities. Some classrooms have been devided by iron sheets in order to create two temporary classrooms. The grant will be used for construction of four classrooms, an administration block, two toilet blocks, setting up of water tanks and purchase of furniture for the staff and pupils.
The ceremony included planting of trees as well as performance of songs and dances by the pupils and women groups from the local community. There were also speeches from officials who expressed their gratitude to Japan.
While giving his remarks, H.E. Terada congratulated the school for their success in getting the grant and holding a ground breaking ceremony to start the project. He urged the grantee to implement the project that would enable the children have adequate studying environment and nurture them to enjoy better school lives.
At the end of his remarks, H.E. Terada mentioned the prime minister of Japan, Mr. Abe’s speech made in Africa recently that stressed on the government of Japan’s willingness to implement greater and generous assistance in African countries including youth empowerment for a brighter future of Africa.