BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
ST Dominic’s Vocational Rural Training Centre in Gizo has officially received a new double-story classroom building worth SBD$621,000.
The building was donated to the school by the Embassy of Japan in Solomon Islands with the focus to provide more effective technical and vocational education to local youth.
Fr Steven Tee, principal of Dominic’s Centre, said the newly erected double story building marked a milestone for the staff and students of St Dominic’s with the great support from the people of Japan.
“The building will always remind us with our relationship to the people of Japan and St Dominic’s RTC in the future or years to come.
“Therefore, I on behalf of the staff and students of St Dominic’s RTC highly appreciate you his excellency the embassy, your hard working coordinator and the government of Japan for this great need of RTC project class room,” Tee said.
Ambassador Yasuhiro Morimoto said the success of this project whether it works well or not depends highly on the recipients manage it, being aware of the responsibilities for good management and maintenance to succeed to the next new generation.
“I hope that the new classroom building will benefit many youth people, and be remembered as a symbol of the friendship between the two peoples of Japan and Solomon Islands for many years to come,” Morimoto said.
He said Japan is willing to continue their efforts in assistance for the educational field including vocational schools to see more happy faces in many places of Solomon Islands and to cultivate cordial relationship between the two countries, Japan and Solomon Islands.