Japan donates K280,000 to help school build classrooms

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A TOTAL of K280,000 was donated by the Japanese government to assist a primary school in Milne Bay build classrooms.
The initiative by parents and the board of Alotau Primary School is to build two double classrooms that will accommodate more students.
Head teacher Emma Leisetta said the classrooms were scheduled to open early next year.
She said parents had fundraised to make the project run but through the Japanese Embassy’s Grant for Grassroots and Human Security programme one classroom had been completed and work on the other one would start next month.
She said the school needed new infrastructure as many of their buildings were old and needed renovating.
“The project started but we experienced funding issues so the board, through project officer John Vianney came up with a proposal and it was sent to the embassy.”
She said the Japanese government helped the school by donating maths and science textbooks for grade four and three students. Japanese embassy representative Isono Satoshi said the embassy’s assistance was part of his country’s commitment to helping PNG which had a connection with Japan through WWII.
“When our people came to your country they made some noise so now we are supporting you.”

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