THE Japanese government through its Honiara embassy in Honiara has extended its funding assistance to Pirupiru Community High School, Ulawa Island, and Makira Ulawa province.
The grant assistance worth $362,720 SBD will help fund construction of two new staff houses.
Japanese ambassador, Kenichi Kimiya officially signed and handed over cheque for the project, last Friday.
“We strongly believe that this project will have positive impacts on producing a large number of human resources in Makira-Ulawa province,” Mr Kimiya said.
“Moreover, it will lead to further development and prosperity of Solomon Islands for many years to come,” he added.
Ambassador Kimiya said the government and people of Japan are pleased to contribute to the development advancement of the people of Solomon Islands.
“I would also like to emphasize that this is just the beginning for you and your school for such project,
“You also have responsibilities to facilitate proper implementation with the community involvement on this project under your strong leadership.
“You have been fortunate to be chosen as one of eight lucky recipients of the assistance for this year among more than 100 applications for similar help,” said Ambassador Kimiya.
Pirupiru CHS principal, John Lada, thanked the Japanese government for the generous assistance, assuring the ambassador that the grant assistance will be used fully on its intended purpose.
“The fund will be in safe and good hands, and will be used for its intended purpose in partnership with our community contributions to ensure successful implementation and completion of the project,” he said.
“Upon completion of our project my school and community will be proud to own two new staff houses that will cater for the additional staff to adequately cater for the inclusion of Form six to the school in 2017,” Mr Lada said.
“The grant project is a lifelong commitment to assist us people at the grass root level of our societies and to make sure our human needs are addressed and secured.”
By BRADFORD THEONOMI