Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2012/2013: Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for The Project for the Reconstruction of Yuya Primary School
||Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for The Project for the Reconstruction of Yuya Primary School
||26 February 2013
||Embassy of Japan, Nairobi
||The Project for the Reconstruction of Yuya Primary School
||US$ 112,423 (approx. Kshs 9 Million)
- H. E. Mr. Toshihisa Takata, The Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya
- Mr. Hiroshi Matsuura, Head of Economic Section, Embassy of Japan in Kenya
- Mr. Christopher Malemo, Chairperson and Mr. Michael Mangala, Treasurer of Yuya Primary School Management Committee
- Ms. Lynetty Atolla, Head Teacher of Yuya Primary School
| A Grant Contract for the Project for the Reconstruction of Yuya Primary School was signed between the Ambassador Mr. Toshihisa Takata and Mr. Christopher Malemo, the Chairperson of the School Management Committee, at the Embassy of Japan in Nairobi. The Grant will be used to construct eight classrooms, eight Ecosan toilets and an administration block and to purchase desks and chairs to improve learning environment in the school.
Yuya Primary School was established in 1983 and has 825 pupils. It is one of the two public primary schools in Yuya, a village with a population of 6,000 in Trans-Nzoia County, Rift Valley Province. In recent years, the school has been facing dilapidation and shortage of school facilities. Out of the existing classrooms, eight built by the community at the time of establishment are semi permanent, having leaks in the roofs and chip-offs of the mud walls. On the other hand, only eight pit latrines serve all the pupils, causing long queues during break time. Such poor conditions have resulted in high school dropout rate since some parents prefer to have their children help around the house and small-scale farms rather than go to school. There is a growing concern about the slowdown in dissemination of fundamental education for local development.
At the meeting, the Chairperson, Mr. Malemo expressed his gratitude to the Government of Japan, stating that through the project, the pupils would be able to enjoy learning in safe facilities, which would lead to the improvement of the local education level. Ambassador Takata congratulated the school on receiving the Grant and wished them a successful and timely completion of the project for the benefit of the pupils and the community who long for better learning environment. He also commented that he looked forward to visiting the school at the time of the project’s completion.