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PIRUPIRU Community High School (CHS) in Ulawa Island, Makira Ulawa province has two new staff houses thanks to the government of Japan for the support.

Embassy of Japan in Honiara on Friday handed over the keys of the two new permanent buildings to the school in a ceremony attended by the school leaders, students and people from the area.

The Project for the construction of the two staff houses was funded under the Japan Grant Assistance for Grassroots and Human Security Projects worth $SBD362,720.

Pirupiru Community representative James Eleawao said the community is thankful to see at last their school has completed two new staff houses.

“This would not be possible if it were not for the generouse assistance given to us by your government and people under the Japan Grassroot Project,” he told representative from the Japanese Embassy.

Mr Eleawao said the successful completion of the two new staff houses meant taking them a mile closer to their goals.

“My school and community are now proud owners of the staff houses that will cater for additional staff required for the school’s plan for Form Six expansion next year, 2018.

“Our working together in this particular project to reach completion and handing over prove that much development can take place when donor assistance are placed in good safe hands and are managed well,” he said.

Mr Eleawao also thanked the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development for endorsing the school’s application.

The school’s representative and former Principal, John Lada also thank the Government of Japan, and highlighted that today Pirupiru is placing forms six, some have proceed on and reached form seven in some of the higher secondary institution in the country.

The school provides Early Childhood Education (ECE), Primary and secondary education up to form five, although it has plans to move on to form six soon.