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Students To Benefit From Newly-Built Classrooms

  Four classrooms worth $175,250, and funded by the Japanese Government, were opened by the Ambassador of Japan, Takuji Hanatani, on Thursday. Lovu Sangam School, on the outskirts of Lautoka,
28 Jan 2017 11:00
Students To Benefit From Newly-Built Classrooms
The Ambassador of Japan, Takuji Hanatani at the official opening of the newly built four-classroom block at Lovu Sangam School yesterday. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

 

Four classrooms worth $175,250, and funded by the Japanese Government, were opened by the Ambassador of Japan, Takuji Hanatani, on Thursday.

Lovu Sangam School, on the outskirts of Lautoka, was fortunate to have four classrooms built for them after a termite infestation in 2013 destroyed the classroom block.

Mr Takuji said he was pleased to hand over the new four-classroom block with furniture to the school.

“The shortage of classrooms forced other facilities such as computer room and library to be temporarily used for teaching. This means that more students than just those studying in the four classrooms were affected,” Mr Takuji said.

He said the furnished classrooms, which would now be used by Year 2 and 3 students would now provide a conducive environment for the delivery of quality education and restore normalcy to the school’s affected facilities.

Mr Takuji said the Japanese Government was pleased to provide assistance to grassroots communities in Fiji by implementing 345 grassroots projects worth more than US$20 million (FJ$41.55m).

He urged the students to work hard and give their best in school.

“It is through education that one day you will be successful in your lives and be able to make a meaningful contribution to your community and your country,” he said.

Meanwhile, Lovu Sangam School head teacher, Anjili Ratnam, said they were grateful to the Japanese Government for assisting the school with the project.

“Now classrooms will go back to normal and students will no longer occupy the library and the computer room,” she said.

“We are really grateful to the Japanese Government for the kind gesture they have done.”

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

Feedback: nicolette.chambers@fijisun.com.fj

 

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