Japanese grant boost for school

Wednesday October 04, 2017 Written by Published in Local
First Secretary Noriko Tanaka, Deputy Principal Mariana Mataio, Ambassador of Japan Toshihisa Takata and Early Childhood Education teacher Minna Tekii. 17100320 First Secretary Noriko Tanaka, Deputy Principal Mariana Mataio, Ambassador of Japan Toshihisa Takata and Early Childhood Education teacher Minna Tekii. 17100320

Takitumu Primary School is looking better than ever thanks to the generous grant of $37,750 from the Japanese Grassroots Human Security project.

 

The project for the repair and upgrade of Takitumu Primary School was handed over by Ambassador of Japan, Toshihisa Takata on Tuesday last week.

The donation provided new floor tiles that were laid in five classrooms, the library, and two other school rooms that will be used as a new classroom and preschool.

The project aims to improve the school’s learning environment, providing a safer, cleaner and more comfortable setting for the children to do their schoolwork.

Takata extended his congratulations on the completion of the project and expressed his appreciation to the Takitumu School Committee for helping the well-being of their local people and community. He also thanked those responsible for the “hard and tireless work” involved in the project’s successful completion.

This is the 15th Japanese Grassroots Human Security project in the Cook Islands since they were first introduced to the Cook Islands in 2011.

Through their ongoing care and maintenance, Takata said the projects would create additional symbols of the friendship and cooperation between Japan and the Cook Islands.

Deputy principal Mariana Mataio said the school was very grateful for the generous donation and pleased with the contribution it has made to the school.

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