BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
GHOMBUA Community High School in East Guadalcanal are pleased receive a $508,022.32 from the Embassy of Japan to Solomon Islands in aid of the project to build its classrooms.
The Grassroots and Human Security Project grant contract signing was done between the Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands Mr Kinichi Kimiya and Head teacher of Tenakoga Primary school Mr Noel Saghapoa at the Embassy of Japan office 4th floor, Tongs building Point Cruz in Honiara.
Speaking during the signing yesterday, Mr Kimiya said supporting basic education through has been a priority of the grassroots and human security scheme in Solomon Islands though the construction of school facilities such as classrooms for students.
“I would like to congratulate you [Ghombua Community High School] on this official approval and wish to see the successful completion of your project together in the near future resulting in composing cordial relationship between Japan and Solomon Islands,” he said.
Representative of the school thanked the people and government of Japan for the assistance, which is described as historic for the community – the first of its kind.
“We are prepared to carry out the full task of building the classroom and to complete within the time frame given not merely because the project requirements but it is our urgent need to ensure our high school starts next year 2019.
“Therefore we would like to give a very big thank you to your [Embassy of Japan to Solomon Islands] office and the government of Japan for making our dreams come through,” he said.