Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects
The Project for the Construction of Classroom Blocks
at Nsanama Primary School in Machinga District
November 17, 2016
Centre: Ambassador Shuichiro Nishioka (right) shaking hands with Hon. Dr Emmanuel Fabiano, M.P., Minister of Education, Science and Technology after officially handing over the classroom blocks
On 17th November 2016, His Excellency Shuichiro Nishioka, Ambassador of Japan to Malawi handed over two classroom blocks and school furniture to Nsanama Primary School in Machinga District, which were newly constructed and procured under the Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects. The ceremony was held at Nsanama Primary School in Machinga District and was graced with the presence of Honourable Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, M.P., Minister of Education, Science and Technology.
Provision of quality education is fundamental for every country to achieve socio-economic and industrial development as well as poverty reduction. It is therefore essential that, everyone including children who represent the future accesses quality education. Despite a considerable increase of enrolment for primary education by 2.5 times since free primary education was introduced in Malawi, a number of primary schools face a shortage of school classroom blocks. As a result, many primary school students still have their classes outside and under harsh weather conditions such as extreme heat and cold. This was also the case with Nsanama Primary School. It is with this reason that, the Government of Japan provided a grant amounting to USD105,100 to Machinga District Education Office in order to specifically facilitate the construction of two classroom blocks with four classrooms each and procurement of school furniture for the pupils and teachers at Nsanama Primary School in Machinga District.
Speaking during the ceremony, Ambassador Nishioka wished that, with the new environment, the pupils will be able to enjoy quality education whereas the teachers will be able to work in a pleasant environment. In addition, he hoped for a reduction in the number of children who do not attend school and an improvement of academic performance in the future. In the end of his remarks, the Ambassador required that the facility will be fully utilized for the maximum benefit of the students.
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