Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2013/2014: Ground Breaking Ceremony of The Project for the Expansion of Gora Primary School

H.E. Terada touring the current school facilities
H.E. Terada observing one of the current classrooms
Title Ground Breaking Ceremony of The Project for the Expansion of Gora Primary School
Date 7th February 2014
Location Gora Primary School - Samburu Division, Kinango District, Kwale County, Coast Province
Project title The Project for the Expansion of Gora Primary School
Amount US$ 121,773  (Approx. Kshs 10 million)
Total of about 1,000 participants
Main activity 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.


Ground Breaking by H.E. Terada
Hoisting the National Flags by Boy Scouts
Pupils welcomed guests by dancing and performances
Women Group singing and dancing
Vote of thanks by Head Teacher (left) and Chairman (right)
Speech by Hon. Gonzi Rai
Speech by H.E. Terada
H.E. Mvurya Salim shaking hands with H.E. Terada