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Japan hands over $.5m reconstructed Salua Primary School

APIA, SAMOA – 28 JUNE 2023: Japan’s Ambassador to Samoa today handed over the SAT522, 000 Salua Primary School reconstruction project.

The project was largely funded with a grant of USD 197,313 (approximately SAT 522,000) through Japan’s Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP).

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Mr. SENTA Keisuke handed over the new school building to the School Committee in the presence of the Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament for Aiga ile Tai constituency, Hon. Auapaau Mulipola Aloitafua, Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, Aeau Chris Hazelman and distinguished guests.

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Ambassador H.E. Mr. Keisuke SENTA with distinguished guests.

The new Salua Primary School stands as a testament to Japan’s dedication to supporting human security and fostering sustainable development around the world. Through its GGP, the Government of Japan aims to uplift local communities including remote islands and create positive impacts on the lives of people, particularly children at the grass-roots level.

As a long-standing supporter of education, Japan has continuously assisted in the sector and the new project for Salua Primary School is an added milestone in Japan’s ongoing support and cooperation towards the social and economic development of Samoa.

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2 Salua students

Students and staff of Salua Primary School at the handover ceremony.