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Japan News Release  
2nd February 2010                 

Japan Donates Science Laboratories to Mwamba S.S


The government of Japan has today handed over three well equipped Science laboratories to Mwamba Secondary School in Ibanda district. The Embassy of Japan signed a grant with Mwamba Secondary School for 82,884 USD dollars through which a physics, chemistry and biology laboratory has been constructed and furnished. The school initially lacked laboratories and teachers would have to carry equipment to the classrooms in order to conduct practical lessons. This resulted in many students leaving the school in search for other better equipped schools.


“With the policy of compulsory science in the educational curriculum, the need for well established laboratories is inevitable,” said Mr. Kato the Ambassador of Japan, who officiated at the commissioning ceremony. He encouraged the students that education is vital in enabling one with knowledge and capacity to manage different situations that come along one’s way. He called upon the school management and community to ensure that students were given the help they need to excel in their academics. This project will benefit all the science students who would pass through Mwamba Senior Secondary School.


The government of Japan funds such projects through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), a financial scheme intended to support community-based development projects.


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For more information, please contact:
Ms. Kikome Yunia Masembe (Public Affairs Section) or
Ms. Yuki Asaka (GGP Section)
Embassy of Japan in Uganda
Tel: 041-4349542/3/4, 031-2261564/5/6


Detail of the project