The National, Monday October 14th, 2013
By MIRIAM MALAWA
EDUCATION plays an important role in national development as well as in the wellbeing of individual’s families and communities, Japanese ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Hiroharu Iwasaki, says.
He said that during the recent signing of grant contracts with three schools for the expansion of buildings, classrooms and teachers houses.
Congratulating the schools on being awarded the project, Iwasaki said the signing signified the help of the embassy towards school projects.
He said they were aware of the PNG Government’s commitment to improving the delivery of education services as a priority for the development of the nation with Vision 2050.
He commended the commitment of the government and urged that the Japanese Government remained committed to supporting its efforts.
He said the signing would not only strengthen friendship between the two countries but contribute towards fostering a strategic partnership.
The schools – Professor Schindler Primary in Eastern Highlands, Kil Primary in Madang and Umsang Elementary in Morobe – received funding under the gant assistance for grassroots human security projects, which cost more than K200,000 each.
The schools’ projects would concentrate on buildings, classrooms and teachers’ houses.
Professor Schindler Primary School head teacher, Simon Auragasi said it was a bonus for the school to receive the assistance from the embassy.
He said the school’s relationship with the Japanese Embassy began in 2002.