BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
THE Government of Japan has offered financial assistance in a handover ceremony yesterday to the Arnon Atomea Primary School in Malaita province.
The assistance will go towards developing Arnon Atomea’s new classroom and one learning resource storage block.
Yesterday, $695,362 was handed over to representatives of the school.
The ceremony convened the Japan Ambassador His Excellency Kenichi Kimiya and Arnon Atomea school leaders.
HE Kimiya said Japan’s government funded project comes with an aim to provide better learning environment for children of Arnon Atomea School.
He also adds one of the priority areas of their assistance under the Grassroots and Human Security Scheme in Solomon Islands is supporting basic education through development of school facilities such as classroom.
“Education plays key role in development, we believe that this project will have positive impacts on the development of human resources in Solomon Islands,” Mr Kimiya said.
Head Teacher of Arnon Atomea Primary School, Mr Lensley Kwaimani said Japan’s support will make an affirmative difference for many young children.
He describes Japan’s assistance as rightly timed, adding that the school and its communities are grateful for the assistance.
Kwaimani said the project proposal was successful with combined effort from Japanese Embassy, Responsible Government Ministries and Anon Atomea Administration.
Kwaimani on behalf of the School thanked the Japanese Government and people for such a great support which will benefit children in years to come.
He also acknowledged and commended Solomon Islands government for creating a diplomatic relationship with the Japanese Government which resulted in the tangible development.
Kimiya and Kwaimani and his team signed the release of the grant.
The Grassroots and Human Security project is designed for development to meet diverse needs of Solomon Islands. And many schools have benefited from it.