Japan News Release
5th November 2010
Japan Supports Education in the North
Five government aided Primary schools in Kitgum District have received new school facilities. The project worth Ush 407 million was funded by Japan to construct classrooms, administration offices, latrines and procure furniture for all the schools.
“Japan is aware of the conditions in the District and will continue to offer support where there is need,” said the Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Keiichi Kato at the commissioning took place in Labilo Primary School in Lagoro Sub County. “The young children that we see today will have a very significant part to play in the development and future of this nation.” Although the northern part of the country has suffered from the past political instability, “the future can be made brighter.”
The schools that benefited from this project included Atim Ki Koma, Deite, Aputubere, Lakoga and Labilo primary schools. Apart from the latter which had one block of permanent classroom, all the children were studying in either semi permanent classrooms or under the tree shades.
Japan is strongly committed to supporting reconstruction and development in the North. A school library was also commissioned to Awere Secondary School in Gulu the day before. The donation by Japan is part of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), a scheme administered by the Japanese Embassy to support community-based development projects.
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For more information, please contact:
Ms. Kikome Yunia Masembe (Public Affairs Section)
Ms. Achiro Beatrice Otto (GGP Section)
Embassy of Japan in Uganda
Tell: 041-4349542/3/4, 031-2261564/5/6