Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2012/2013: Handing Over of The Project for the Rehabilitation of Mbiri Primary School
Handing Over of The Project for the Rehabilitation of Mbiri Primary School
2nd November 2013
Murang’a Municipality, Kiharu Division, Murang’a East District, Murang’a County, Central Province
The Project for the Rehabilitation of Mbiri Primary School
US$117,137 (Approx. Kshs 9.6 million)
The Deputy Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya, Mr. Mikio Mori
Member of Parliament-Kiharu constituency, Hon. Mr. Hon. Irungu Kangata
County Minister for Education, Hon. David W. Waweru
Murang’a County Cabinet Members
Chairperson and members of Management Committee of Mbiri Primary School
School Sponsor (ACK Church), Teachers, Old Students, Pupils and Parents of Mbiri Primary School. Totally about 1,000 participants
The Handing Over Ceremony of the Project for the Rehabilitation of Mbiri Primary School whose Grant Contract was signed in October 2012, was held in Murang’a County with the presence of the Deputy Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya, Mr. Mikio Mori.
The grant provided school facilities including renovation of 16 classrooms with an administration block, completion of special unit dormitory, and construction of 1 new toilet block and installation of furniture & water tanks in order to improve the educational environment for the pupils. Before the provision of this grant, the school was lacking sufficient school facilities due to financial limitation. The pupils had classes in 40-year old dilapidated classrooms that had not undergone any major repair. The toilet block was also old and in need of reconstruction.
During the ceremony, pupils performed drama and community members performed KARATE, the Japanese martial arts. The ceremony was attended by the area MP Hon. Irungu Kangata, County Minister for Education, Hon. David W. Waweru and many other guests. They expressed their gratitude to Japan in their speeches. Mr. Mori also toured the renovated school buildings.
Mr. Mori congratulated Mbiri Primary School for the successful completion of the project and appreciated the dedication and hard work of all the stakeholders which resulted into the project being completed within one year. He encouraged the pupils to always remember all the efforts that were put into the project.
On his way back to Nairobi after the ceremony, Mr. Mori visited Wamumu Rehabilitation School where a JICA Volunteer, Mr. Kenji Fujimoto is stationed. Mr. Fujimoto’s students welcomed Mr. Mori who appreciated the volunteer’s activities, with a Japanese dance “Yosakoi-Soran”.