The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989.
The official handing over ceremony of The Project for the Improvement of Educational Environment for Primary Schools within the Tea Farm Areas of Nandi Countyrdquo; was held in Kamarichi Division, Nandi South District, Nandi County on 16th of May, 2016.
With the objective of improving the educational environment, the project received a grant amount of USD 119,811 (approx. Kshs 11 Million) which was used for the construction of 10 classrooms, 2 administration blocks, 12 toilets, installation of 4 water tanks and provision of 250 student’s desks for Kipsiorori and Kapchemosin Primary Schools.
During the handing over ceremony, Mr. Mikio Mori, Charge d’ Affaires ad interim of Japanese Embassy in the Republic of Kenya, congratulated Kipsiorori and Kapchemosin Primary Schools for the successful completion of the project.
Mr. Mori said this project demonstrates the strong ties of friendship between Japan and Kenya, adding that Kenya is the largest recipient of Japan’s ODA in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also introduced other ODA projects of education in Kenya.
He also informed the audience that the next Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), the first TICAD ever held in Africa, will be in Kenya this coming August. Not only will this TICAD have historical significance, it will further strengthen the ties between Japan and Kenya.
Source: Embassy of Japan in Kenya.