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 $173,908 Grant To Build Lavena Primary Classrooms And Teachers’ Quarters

 $173,908 Grant To Build Lavena Primary Classrooms And Teachers’ Quarters
From left: Lavena Primary School headteacher Ilaisa Deke, Habitat for Humanity Fiji national director Masi Latianara, Charge d'Affaires ad interim for Embassy of Japan Tsuguyoshi Hada and Suva Special School headteacher Makereta Musukasau after the signing of grant at Japan Embassy in Suva on March 10, 2018. Photo: Ashna Kumar
March 12
16:06 2018

 

 

Lavena Primary School in Taveuni received a grant of $173,908 from the Embassy of Japan to build class­rooms and teachers’ quarters.

The grant signing was done at the embas­sy last Thursday.

The grant was given for the construction of two classrooms fully equipped with school furniture and one teacher’s quar­ters.

The Charge d’Affaires ad interim for Ja­pan Embassy, Tsuguyoshii Hada, said the school had played a crucial role for the sur­rounding communities, but it did not have a separate classroom for Year 6 and Year 8 students.

“At present, classrooms are shared with Year 5 and Year 7 students,” Mr Hada said.

“This has led to students studying in an overcrowded environment, which is not conducive to the delivery of quality educa­tion.

“Through the formalisation of the pro­ject today (Thursday), the school will ben­efit from construction of two classrooms equipped with furniture and a teacher’s quarter.”

In receiving the grant on behalf of the Lavena Primary School headteacher, Ilaisa Deke, said since the school was established in 2010, the roll in the school had been ris­ing.

“The grant given to us will ease the con­gestion that we are facing in our school right now,” Mr Deke said.

“I sincerely thank the Embassy of Japan on behalf of the students, community and the teachers for its assistance.”

Edited by Percy Kean

Feedback: ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

 

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