Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects

Grant Contract Signing Ceremony


The Project for Construction of Chikangulu Community Day Secondary School in Chiradzulu District


March 9, 2017

 


 

From right: Her Excellency Kae Yanagisawa, Hon. Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, and Mr. Harris Kachale, District Education Manager in Chiradzulu

 

On Thursday, 9th March 2017, Her Excellency Kae Yanagisawa, Ambassador of Japan to Malawi signed a grant contract with Mr. Harris Kachale, District Education Manager for Chiradzulu. The Contract signifies a grant from the Government of Japan to the Republic of Malawi under the Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects for Construction of Chikangulu Community Day Secondary School in Chiradzulu District. The ceremony was held at the Embassy of Japan and graced by Honourable Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, M.P., Minister of Education, Science and Technology. 

 

In order to ensure access and equity in primary and secondary education, the Government of Malawi is currently implementing the National Education Sector Plan 2008-2017 and the Education Sector Implementation Plan Ⅱ. In line with these policies of Malawi, the Government of Japan and JICA continues to support secondary education through grant assistance and technical cooperation, such as improvement of school facilities and teachers’ training. Despite the efforts by the Government of Malawi and Japan, there are still various challenges in secondary education in the country. Such that, many students who pass the Primary School Leaving Certificate Exams (PSLCE) are deprived of their opportunity to access secondary education because of inadequate space. Furthermore, those especially girls who proceed to secondary school with indecent boarding facilities, end up dropping out of school due to long walking distances to their schools, and their early marriages and pregnancies. This is the case in the area of Masuku Village and its surrounding communities in Chiradzulu District which only has one secondary school and almost three quarters of the pupils who graduate from primary schools give up secondary education due to inadequate space. It is against this background that the Government of Japan has decided to assist Chiradzulu District Education Office in constructing a new Community Day Secondary School called Chikangulu Community Day Secondary School in the area, through a grant amounting to USD 113,984.

 

Speaking during the ceremony, Ambassador Yanagisawa believed that, after successful project completion more students in Masuku Village and the surrounding communities will be able to access secondary education and the pupils in primary schools will be inspired to study hard to get a chance of secondary education. She appealed to Chiradzulu DEM to properly carry out the project in cooperation with the community and deliver the project within the proposed time frame.
 

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