Japan: News Release
24th September 2010
Japan Donates USH 209 million to Educational Projects
in Butaleja District
Ten primary schools and one Secondary school from Butaleja District have received support worth Ush 209,195,730 for the Construction of classrooms and procurement of furniture from the Japanese Government. The schools that were supported were among the schools which were in dire need of classroom space and furniture.
The schools include, Bunghaji, Busaba, Mulagi, Budumba, Masanghe, Dube Rock, Nampologoma, Buhasango, Nahagulu and Busibira Primary schools. Bugalo College Bwirya, which is the only secondary school in the sub county, had only four classrooms for more than 280 students. They have received a block of fully furnished classrooms with an administrative office and a five stance pit latrine.
“The Children who had been studying in the open air and sitting on the floor can now enjoy a more conducive learning environment” said Mr. Masaki Shiga, the Deputy Ambassador of Japan to Uganda at the hand over ceremonies for the projects held on Friday. “Poor educational facilities if not well attended to could affect the normal learning process.” He commended Ugandan government for having adopted the UPE and USE policy and emphasized that education is the backbone of development of a nation.
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. Japan, steadily promoting ownership of and partnership with Africa through Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) process, is committed to boosting economic growth, achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and consolidation of peace and good governance in Africa.
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For more information, please contact:
Ms. Kikome Yunia Masembe (Public Affairs Section)
Ms. Yuki Asaka (GGP Section)
Embassy of Japan in Uganda
Tel: 041-4349542/3/4, 031-2261564/5/6
Detail of the projects