THE Community of Ulunga in the Northern Region of Malaita Province was proud recipient of a classroom project funded by the Government of Japan.
The double story building with 6 classrooms project was worth SBD $695,000. It was funded under the Japan’s Grassroots and Human Security Projects Scheme.
An official ceremony to signify the completion and handing over of the classroom-building project was organized by the officials from the Embassy of Japan in Honiara and the Principle and staff Ulunga Primary School on the 20th February.
Embassy of Japan in Solomon Islands – First Secretary, Ms. Yoko Asano expressed her honor to attend and celebrate the official opening of the new classroom building for Ulunga Primary School.
“On behalf of the Government and people of Japan, I would like to congratulate you all on the official opening of the new classroom and of Ulunga Primary School.
“I am very happy that this ceremony is graced by the presence of many students, teachers, leaders and all of you attending this memorable ceremony.
She said the school project is one of the priority areas to focus on basic human needs of the people of Solomon Islands.
“I am very pleased to say that Embassy of Japan is willing to continue our efforts in assistance for the education field to see more happy faces in many places of Solomon Islands and to cultivate cordial relationship between Japan and Solomon Islands.
She reminded the community of Ulunga to take ownership of the milestone school building project.
“Now this classroom building is yours. Please remember that from now, you have started to assume a huge responsibility to take good care of these facilities. I hope that the facility will be well maintained so that this project will benefit many generations of in Ulunga community and the surrounding villages, and be remembered as a symbol of the friendship between the two peoples of Japan and Solomon Islands for many years to come,” Ms. Yoko Asano said.
Meanwhile, she acknowledged the tireless efforts and commitment undertaken by local leaders of Ulunga community.
“I am pleased that this project has been completed without any delay as we hoped. This is because of the tireless and concerted efforts and support of every member of your school and community.
“I highly appreciate the strong leadership of School Chariman Pt. Mauta Kemuel and all of board members in handling this project property from beginning to completion.
“I’d also like to express my appreciation to contractors and parents for your hard work. The Embassy of Japan was so happy to work with him on this project and I am so proud of you.”