Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2010/2011: Handing Over Ceremony for the Project for the Expansion of Lenya Primary School

Viewing the constructed facilities
Entertainment by the pupils

Handing Over Ceremony for the Project for the Expansion of Lenya Primary School


4th June 2012


Nyang’oma, Bondo District, Nyanza Province

Project title

The Project for the Expansion of Lenya Primary School


US$ 90,651 (Approx Ksh7.2 million)


  Totaling about 500 participants

Main activity

H.E. the Ambassador of Japan to Kenya Mr. Toshihisa Takata officiated the handing over of new facilities constructed as part of the project for the expansion of Lenya Primary School.

Lenya Primary School, since its establishment in 1980 by community, had used poor facilities such as mud-walled classrooms which were at risk of collapsing. Moreover, after the introduction of free primary education, the school had been unable to respond to the growing demands with increasing population of the pupils which had caused congestion with about 90 pupils in a room. Through the GGP grant, 8 classrooms, 1 admin block and 2 toilet blocks were beautifully constructed and school furniture provided while 2 water tanks installed. The pupils of Lenya Primary School can now enjoy learning in those improved educational and sanitary facilities. The Ambassador Takata viewed the facilities and was impressed by the transformation from what the school used to be about a year ago when he signed the Grant Contract to the current structures at the same site.

At the ceremony, an entertainment by the pupils was shown followed by speeches from the representatives of the school and the guests to express their gratitude to the Government and the People of Japan. The representative of the school management committee also explained the effectiveness of the project such as pupils’ better performance while the District Education officer committed herself to sending additional teacher and textbooks to be brought to the school.

The Ambassador Takata congratulated the school management committee for the efficient management of the fund and the successful completion of the project. Speaking in Kiswahili “Akili ni mali. (Knowledge is power.)”, he encouraged the pupils to be diligent in their studies for future prosperity of the area.



Ambassador Takata giving his speech
Outlook of the constructed classrooms
Inside the classroom