Japanese government provides assistance to two schools
February 5, 2019 7:29 am
The Japanese government has shown further commitment in the country by providing assistance to two schools in the country.
The Japanese government has vowed to provide close to $50,000 assistance to Bau District School and Nasinu Gospel primary school through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security projects programme.
In addition, over $290,000 will be given to Bau District for the construction of a furnished classroom, school dispensary, a dormitory equipped with 20 double bunk beds and lockers.
The school serves seven villages on Bau Island while students that live outside the island are ferried by outboard motor boats on a daily basis to and from school.
Meanwhile, Nasinu Gospel will receive close to $200,000 for the construction of three fully furnished classrooms, a furnished kindergarten block with an attached ablution as well.
The school which has a roll of more than 700 students caters for children living in the populous suburbs of Nasinu, Valelevu, Nadera, Newtown and numerous settlements as well.
The GGP Programme is part of the overall Japanese ODA implemented by the Japanese government to empower the people from grassroots level.
To date, 372 projects have been implemented under this programme which has spent over $50m FJD.