Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2012/2013: Handing Over of the Project for the Reconstruction of Yuya Primary School
||Handing Over of the Project for the Reconstruction of Yuya Primary School
||27th May 2014
||Yuya Primary School, Kaplamai Division, Trans Nzoia East Sub-County, Trans Nzoia County, Rift Valley Province
||The Project for the Reconstruction of Yuya Primary School
||US$ 112,423 (Approx. Kshs 9.3 million)
- Mr. Mikio Mori: Deputy Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya
- Hon. Buyera Sam Mutuli MCA / Kaplamai Ward
- Mr. Charles Manyara, District Education Officer
- Officials from the Local Government
- Members of the local community
- Members of school BOG (Board of Governors)
- School staff, pupils and their parents
- The contractor and the external auditor
Total of about 1,000 participants
||The Handing Over Ceremony of the Project for the Reconstruction of Yuya Primary School which had its Grant Contract signed on 26th of February 2013, was held in Trans Nzoia County and witnessed by among others, officials from the Embassy of Japan in Kenya.
The grant provided Yuya Primary School with new school facilities to improve quality of learning environment to the pupils. The facilities included construction of 8 classrooms, an administration block, toilet blocks and provision of furniture. Prior to receiving this grant, the school used deplorable classrooms constructed with mud. The main objective of the project was to construct permanent classrooms to accommodate pupils who were studying under dangerous conditions.
The handing over ceremony included joyful songs and dances performed by the grateful students, planting of trees, tour of the new school facilities and unveiling of the commemorative plaque. Participants, among them the Trans Nzoia Member of County Assembly Hon. Buyera Sam Mutuli, expressed their gratitude to Japan for the grant.
In his remarks, Japan’s Deputy Ambassador Mr. Mori congratulated the School for the successful completion of the project and appreciated the dedication and hard work of all the stakeholders which had resulted into the project being completed within one year. He urged the students to always remember all the efforts that had been put into the project during its implementation.
Mr. Mori quoted part of a speech of Japan’s Prime Minister, Mr. Shinzo Abe during his recent visit to Africa, “If we can reveal a bright future to young people, the future of Africa would also become bright.” Mr. Mori hoped that Japan would help in brightening the future of Africa. He said that studying in the newly constructed classrooms with new furniture would help improve the student’s academic performance.