Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2011/2012: Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for The Project for the Reconstruction of Pefa Nzoia Primary

2012/1/18
Signing of the Grant Contract between Ambassador Takata and the representative of Pefa Nzoia Primary School
Pupils and teachers listening to Ambassador Takata’s speech
Title Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for The Project for the Reconstruction of Pefa Nzoia Primary
Date 18th January 2012
Location Webuye, Bungoma East District, Western Province
Project title The Project for the Reconstruction of Pefa Nzoia Primary School
Amount US$ 105,479 (Approx  Ksh 9.0 million)
Attendance
Totaling about 400 participants
Main activity H.E Mr. Toshihisa Takata, the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya signed a Grant Contract for the Project for the Reconstruction of Pefa Nzoia Primary School with Pefa Nzoia Primary School in Webuye, Bungoma East District.
 
At Pefa Nzoia Primary School since its establishment in 2008, some class has taken place in a second hand tent while some other classrooms are in a mud walled block. Furthermore, the number of classroom furniture is not sufficient so the pupils have to squeeze in limited space to keep up with their studies.
 
The grant is to finance for the construction of 8 new classrooms, an administration block and 3 toilet blocks, and purchase of furniture. At the completion of this project, the pupils at Pefa Nzoia Primary School will be able to enjoy the new learning facilities.

The Grant Contract Signing Ceremony was attended by the area Member of Parliament Hon. Alfred Sambu, District Officer and District Education Officer.  They praised Japan’s contribution to make Kenyan pupils study under proper circumstance by expanding the existing facilities of the school. Mr. Takata expressed his deep appreciation to the Government and people of Kenya for the assistance and relief it gave to Japan and its people following the tragedy caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. He congratulated Pefa Nzoia Primary school on the successful application of project and he said, “Education is the basis of a country’s prosperity and well-being. Japan has worked with the Government of Kenya to reinforce Kenya’s education and will continue to work with Kenya to achieve its educational goals.”
 
At the end of ceremony, the community also expressed its gratitude to Japan for assisting the school and wished to see him again upon the completion of the project.
 

Photographs

Ambassador Takata observing the school facilities
Outlook of the school now