THE Japanese Embassy in Honiara has signed a grant contract of more than SBD $630,000 with Peava Primary School in Western Province for the construction of a classroom building for the school.
His Excellency Ambassador Kenichi Kimiya said the project is part of their ongoing assistance under their Grassroots and Human Security Scheme in Solomon Islands.
Mr Kimiya said Grassroots and Human Security Scheme is one of their priority areas aimed to support the basic education through the construction of school facilities such as classrooms for school students in Solomon Islands.
“Education plays key role in development,” Ambassador Kenichi Kimiya made the statement at the recent grant signing of the project agreement.
“This project aims to provide better learning environment for the children of Peava Primary School. The total amount of assistance for your school reaches about $630,000 Solomon dollars, to build two double story classroom building for the school,” he added.
He said Peava Primary School was so fortunate as one of the successful applicants out from many other applicants, therefore, I congratulate the school for their approval and I look forward for the successful completion of the project.
Meanwhile, Paeva Primary School Principal, Webber Patovaki thanked the Japanese government and its people for the approval of their application.
“I stand here representing the School, Peava Community and other stakeholders, we would like to acknowledge and express our profound appreciation to the government, tax payers and people of Japan for accepting and approving to fund the classroom project in Peava,” he said.
He said the signing ceremony indicates the project is about to start as the government of Japan is ready to release funds with the intention for satisfactory competition of the project on a given time frame.
“As representative of the community, we will try our best to adhere to the conditions governing this project. At the end of the day, the success of this project depends very much on our partnership,” he said.
Mr Patovaki believed that after the completion of the project; it will provide the goals of quality education and accessibility of knowledge to their children of Peava Primary School.