Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2013/2014: Ground Breaking Ceremony of The Project for the Expansion of St, Joseph House of Hope
||Ground Breaking Ceremony of The Project for the Expansion of St, Joseph House of Hope
||14th May, 2014
||Majengo Location, Kikambara Division, Kilifi County
||The Project for the Expansion of St. Joseph House of Hope
||US$ 121,900 (Approx. 10.1 Million Kshs)
- Mr. Mikio Mori– The Deputy Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya
- Hon. Mustafa Iddi– Member of National Assembly
- Representative of Hon. Mwingo, Councilor of Mtepeni Ward
- Officials from local government
- Chairperson and Committee members of St. Joseph House of Hope
- Teachers, Pupils and Parents from St. Joseph House of Hope
Total of about 600 participants
||The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Project for the Expansion of St. Joseph House of Hope which had its Grant Contract signed on 19th of February 2014, was held in Kilifi 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, students and teachers. These included construction of 16 classrooms and installation of furniture for the 320 students.
The first St Joseph House of Hope was established in 1996 for improvement of education in the community for many years. This first school, currently named Habarini public Primary School grew rapidly and became one of the best primary schools in Kilifi County. In spite of good academic performances, students who graduated from the school were faced with challenges in advancing to higher education due to financial difficulties.
For this reason the second St. Joseph House of Hope was established in 2010 to provide higher and primary education as well as vocational trainings with affordable tuition for the underprivileged families.
The ceremony included planting of trees as well as performance of traditional songs and dances by the pupils and students. There were also speeches from officials who expressed their gratitude to Japan and people of Japan.
While giving his remarks, Mr. Mikio Mori congratulated the school for their success in getting the grant and holding a ground breaking ceremony to start the project.
He mentioned the importance of education for nation- building and hoped that the project would help the students to improve their academic performances and empower the youth for the prosperity of the entire community.
He also mentioned the government of Japan’s willingness to implement greater and generous assistance in African countries in the area of education and youth empowerment for a brighter future of Africa.