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Foreign aid saves school

Felix Chaudhary
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

THE Japanese Government has come to the rescue of a Western Division school that had faced closure warnings from authorities because of the deteriorated state of its ablution block and overcrowded classrooms.

As a result of $193,362 funding from Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects program, construction will soon begin on a new toilet and a fully furnished three-classroom block at Sigatoka Valley High School.

In a recent statement, the Japanese Government said the project would benefit 237 children and bring relief to their parents.

"The school had faced closure warnings from the health inspector and the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) team due to the state of its corrugated iron ablution block, while the growing school roll had given rise to crowded classrooms, with some being occupied by more than 60 students," the statement read.

"The new buildings will be made of concrete and designed according to the needs of the school community. The three-classroom block will also have an in-built library and office to further enhance the students' learning experience."

Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki acknowledged the assistance from the Japanese Government.

"The West has benefitted immensely from the aid given to us by Japan and this project will mean that students will have a more comfortable and conducive learning environment," he said








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