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School 3 Boost

Three Fijian schools will soon benefit from a $457,000 assistance provided by the Japanese Embassy in Suva. The assistance comes through the Embassy’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects
29 Jan 2015 12:41
School 3 Boost
Waicoba District School headteacher Epi Seruwaqa, Navakawau Catholic School headteacher Leone Solovani, Japan Ambassador to Fiji Takuji Hanatani, and Sigatoka School for Special Education headteacher Asenaca Sukanatabua after the grant signing at the Japnese Embassy in Suva yesterday. Photo: Ana Sovaraki

Three Fijian schools will soon benefit from a $457,000 assistance provided by the Japanese Embassy in Suva.

The assistance comes through the Embassy’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects programme.

Yesterday the school headteachers signed the contracts with the Ambassador of Japan, Takuji Hanatani at the embassy.

The assistance will be distributed among three schools – Waicoba District School in Sigatoka which will receive $162,990 for the construction of a concrete three-classroom block with desks, tables and chairs.

Navakawau Catholic School in Taveuni, Vanua Levu will receive $172,000 for the construction of a concrete classroom block.

Sigatoka School for Special Education will receive $121,652 to buy a 30-seater school bus.

Sigatoka School for Special Education headteacher Asenaca Sukanatabua said the assistance would help their 57 students.

“The school is situated near the town and some students travel from as far as Lomawai and Nasikawa Vision College. They travel by buses which can be inconvenient for them,” Ms Sukanatabua said.

Waicoba District School headteacher, Epi Seruwaqa said with the existing classroom block, students couldn’t concentrate in class when it rained.

“It’s in a deteriorating state and the roofs leak when it rains so students have to shift their desks to avoid getting wet,” Mr Seruwaqa said.

 

Feedback: ana.sovaraki@fijisun.com.fj

 




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