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Vaimauga College celebrates new Hall

APIA, SAMOA – 27 SEPTEMBER 2022: Vaimauga College celebrated the handing-over of its new hall earlier today built under the Government of Japan’s continuing development assistance to Samoa.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Mr. SENTA Keisuke represented his government at the handover ceremony attended by the Member of the Council of Deputies, Tapusatele Le Mamea Tuiletufuga Ropati Mualia and Faletua Maiava Elisa Mualia, the Acting Prime Minister, Tuala Tevaga Iosefo Ponifasio, representatives of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture and distinguished guests.

Japan’s assistance was formalized in March, with a grant amount of USD295,229 (approximately SAT747,600) provided under its Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) to fund the project construction of a single-storey school hall, toilets and shower facilities.

Vaimauga Ambassador of Japan
Vaimauga Ambassador of Japan

Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Mr. SENTA Keisuke during his remarks at the handover ceremony.

As noted in many other schools the importance of having a school hall, the School Committee sought for Japan’s assistance with the aim of providing safe and proper educational facilities for use by students of Vaimauga College. It has been 60 years since the school operated without a school hall.

It is anticipated that the project will empower the school with the best of resources to achieve academic excellence and will greatly assist in accommodating the school activities.

Support towards education has always been placed highly on Japan’s priority list as we believe that education plays an important role in developing a child’s capability and also a nation’s capacity.

Japan’s GGP was introduced in 1991 to respond directly to the basic human needs at the grass-roots level with 210 projects successfully completed.

Vaimauga College guests
Vaimauga College guests

Vaimauga College School Committee with distinguished guests