Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2011/2012: Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for The Project for Improving Learning Environment in Primary Schools in Tiriki East

2012/3/15
Entertainment by pupils
The ceremony held at Kaimosi Market Ground
Title Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for The Project for Improving Learning Environment in Primary Schools in Tiriki East
Date 15 March 2012
Location Tiriki East Division, Hamisi District, Western Province
Project title The Project for Improving Learning Environment in Primary Schools in Tiriki East
Amount US$79,518  (approx. Kshs 6.5 Million)
Attendance

About 500 participants in total.

Main activity A Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for the Project for Improving Learning Environment in Primary Schools in Tiriki East was held at Kaimosi Market Ground.  The contract was signed by Mr. Yoichiro Yamada, the Deputy Chief of Mission of Japan to Kenya, and Mr. Charles Ochome, Chairperson of KAMADEP in front of more than 500 people from the communities.  The Grant of USD 79,518 will be used to improve classrooms, water tanks and toilets including Eco-san toilets in 6 primary schools in Tiriki East.

The ceremony was opened with prayer followed by the entertainment by pupils.  Important guests expressed the words of appreciation to Japan for funding this project in their speech.  DC Hamisi said ‘Having a quality education in Hamisi is our hope.  And we hope to see somebody from these 6 schools will be the Ambassador of Kenya to Japan someday’.  The regional commissioner was telling pupils that they have to study hard and show the impact of this project.  Then Mr. Isiye, the Executive Director of KAMADEP expressed his gratitude to the Government of Japan and the local government for their support and promised the timely and smooth completion of the project.

Mr. Yamada first of all congratulated KAMADEP and the six schools on receiving the grant.  He then explained Eco-san toilets and how the system of recycling human waste worked in Japan until some decades ago.  He concluded his speech by wishing the successful completion of the project after introducing a Japanese volunteer, Ms. Yuko Abe, who has been working with KAMADEP for two years.  
 

Photographs

Mr. Isiye, the Executive Director of KAMADEP giving a speech
Mr. Yamada giving a speech
Mr. Yamada (right) and Mr. Ochome, chairperson of KAMADEP signed a grant contract
Exchanged a grant contract