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Japan hands over new Faga Primary School

APIA, SAMOA – 21 OCTOBER 2021: The 200 plus students and eight teachers of Faga Primary School enjoyed their first school day in their new classrooms today.

The new school building was handed over yesterday by Japan’s Ambassador to Samoa, His Excellency Mr. SENTA Keisuke in a ceremony attended by Hon. Seuula Ioane, Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Hon. Tea Tooala Peato, Associate Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Fa’asaleleaga No.4, representatives from the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, parents, teachers and students.

The new school comprises 8 classrooms, a Staff Room, Library and Computer Room, as well as a new toilet block funded under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP).

Revealing of the project plaque by Ambassador H.E. Mr. SENTA Keisuke and  the Minister of Education, Hon. Seuula Ioane.

Japan provided the School Committee a grant worth up to USD202, 656 (approximately SAT513,000) in March of this year.

The new school facilities will replace the old two-storey building which was built in 1992. The school roll is about 220 students with 8 teachers and is expected to directly benefit from this project that will provide an equal and competent learning opportunity for the students attending the school.

Japan believes education plays a very important key role in socio-economic development and hopes to continue assisting schools in Samoa through its GGP.

The new Faga school building
The new Faga school building

The new school building of Faga Primary School successfully funded under Japan’s GGP.