Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2013/2014: Handing Over of the Project for the Expansion of Gora Primary School

Gora Primary School welcoming H.E. Terada (Left: Mrs Juliana Lumba, the Head Teacher of Gora Primary School)
H.E. Terada  cutting the ribbon
New classrooms
H.E. Terada touring the new classrooms (Left: Hon. Mr. Chirema Josephat Kombo, MCA)
New Administration Block
Title Handing Over of the Project for the Expansion of Gora Primary School
Date 23rd October 2014
Location Gora Primary School - Gora Village, Matope Sub-Location, Samburu Location,
Samburu Division, Kinango District, Kwale County 
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 Handing Over Ceremony of the Project for 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 provided Gora Primary School with new school facilities to improve quality of education for the pupils. The facilities included construction of 4 classrooms, an administration block, 2 toilet blocks and provision of furniture.  Prior to receiving this grant, the school had been in serious need of facilities. With the increase of the school population over the years, the pupils had been forced to learn in over-crowded environment due to limited capacity of the facilities. Some classrooms had to be divided by iron sheets to create room for two temporary classrooms. The newly constructed classrooms will undoubtedly motivate the pupils while the new toilets will enhance hygiene standards of the school. For the teachers, the new administration block will present a comfortable working environment. 
The handing over ceremony included tour of the new school facilities, unveiling of the commemorative plaque, joyful songs and dances performed by the pupils and women groups from the local community.  Participants, among them Hon. Mr. Joshua Mangale, Kwale County Minister for Education, expressed their gratitude to Japan for the grant.
In his remarks, Japan’s Ambassador H.E. Mr. Tatsushi Terada congratulated the school for the successful completion of the project and appreciated the dedication and hard work of all the stakeholders which had resulted into the project being completed within one year.  He urged the pupils to always remember all the efforts that had been put into the project during its implementation.
H.E. Terada hoped that Japan would help in brightening the future of Africa. He said that studying in the newly constructed classrooms with new furniture would help improve the student’s academic performance.


H.E. Terada touring the new Administration Block
Hoisting the National Flags by Boy Scouts
Pupils expressing joy by singing and dancing
Women Group singing and dancing
Mrs. Juliana Rumba, The Head Teacher of Gora Primary School giving a speech
Hon. Mr. Joshua Mangale: Kwale County Minister for Education giving a speech
H.E. Terada receiving a T-shirt as a memorial gift
H.E. Terada giving a speech

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H.E. Terada handing over the key to Mr. Onesmus Kambi, the Chairman of School Management Committee