THE Mase community high school in North New Georgia, Western Province will soon have a two story classroom building with two staff houses.
This was made possible after a grant contract signing yesterday between the Japanese government and the school head teacher at the Japanese embassy office in Honiara.
The project was approved after a submission was made last October.
Speaking at the signing ceremony Kenichi Kimiya, Ambassador of Japan to Solomon Islands said, the aim of the project is to provide better learning environment for the children of Mase community.
“The total amount of assistance for Mase community school reaches about $640,000SBD in total to build two story classroom building plus two staff houses.
“One of the priority areas of our assistance under the grassroots and human security scheme in Solomon Islands (SI) is supporting basic education through the construction of school facilities such as classrooms for students and staff houses for teachers,” said Kimiya.
He pointed out that education plays a key role in the development of this country by having a positive impact on producing a large number of human resources.
Mr Kimiya said, Japan is pleased to support education in the country.
Head teacher Keren Renisi on behalf of the teaching staff, the pupils of Mase Adventist primary school, the SDA education authority and the community at large thanked the government and people of Japan for the great support.
“For almost 40 plus years or so the school is in need of a proper and permanent classroom, which can provide a conducive learning environment for the children and a permanent staff house to accommodate teachers who will be teaching in the above mention now and in the near future.
He assured the Japanese government that the $84,574 USD or $ 640,000 SBD will be fully utilized toward its intended cause.
Work on the project construction is expected to kick-off soon when all formalities are done.
By STEPHEN DI’ISANGO