Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2013/2014: Ground Breaking Ceremony of The Project for the Expansion of Lungulueni Primary School
||Ground Breaking Ceremony of The Project for the Expansion of Lungulueni Primary School
||31st January 2014
||Ndithini Division, Masinga District, Machakos County, Eastern Province
||The Project for the Expansion of Lungulueni Primary School
||US$ 119,569 (Approx. Kshs 9.8 million)
- Mr. Yuki Yamana: Representative of the Embassy of Japan in Kenya
- Ms. Ruth Nduku Mutua: Representative of Machakos County Government, Minister for Education, Youth and Social Welfare
- Hon. Benson Itwiku Mbai : MP / Machakos Masinga Constituency
- Hon. Peter Nzioki : Member of County Assembly/Muthesya
- Mr. Isaac Kipraisi : District Education officer / Masinga
- Other Officers from the Local Government.
- Chairperson and Committee members of Lungulueni Primary School
- Head Teacher, Teachers, Pupils and Parents from Lungulueni Primary School
Total of about 800 participants
||The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Project for the Expansion of Lungulueni Primary School which had its Grant Contract signed in November 2013, was held in Machakos County and witnessed by among others, officials from the Embassy of Japan in Kenya.
The grant provided school facilities to improve the educational environment for the pupils and teachers. These included construction of 7 classrooms, 6 eco-san toilets, an administration block; renovation of 2 classrooms, installation of 3 water tanks, electricity and furniture. Current school facilities are dilapidated and too congested, forcing pupils to use facilities of the neighboring youth polytechnic.
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, Mr. Yamana congratulated the school for their success in getting the grant and holding a ground breaking ceremony to start the project. He urged the community to participate in the project that would enable the children have adequate studying environment and nurture them to become future leaders of the community.
At the end of his remarks, Mr. Yamana 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 and women empowerment for a brighter future of Africa.