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Handover Ceremonies for Japanese Grant Assistance projects

On the 21st and 22nd June 2016, Sizwelabantu Primary School in KwaNongoma as well as Dumangobuhle Primary School in Wesbank in Indaka hosted handover ceremonies for funding provided by the Embassy of Japan through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Programme (GGP). These ceremonies were attended by Mr Kazumi Fujimoto, Second Secretary of the Embassy, and other high level officials from the Department of Education in KwaZulu Natal.

Sizwelabantu Primary School is located in the deep rural area of KwaNongoma. The school was established in 1995. The school has 210 students ranging from Grade R to Grade 7. There is a high unemployment rate in the area, therefore the parents of the students have little or no income, and are heavily dependent on social grant aid.

The school had old dilapidated structures, which were leaking and had cracks and these were hindering on the quality of education. The Government of Japan decided to support this school through grant assistance amounting to R905 694.23 for the construction of four classrooms. It is believed that the new classrooms have helped the students of Sizwelabantu to be taught in a safe and clean environment, furthermore the classrooms will provide much needed space for extra-curricular activities, which will give them greater access to education in a rural part of the country.

Dumangobuhle Primary School is located in Indaka, it has 425 students ranging from Grade 5 to Grade 7. There is a high unemployment rate which leads to crime and violence in the area.

The school has no access to a proper library in the surrounding area and this has contributed to students being poor in English, reading and writing. The Government of Japan decided to support this school through grant assistance amounting to R938 169.25 for the construction of a school library. The library has provided the students with access to further information which will improve the general learning environment for the learners, giving them greater access to education in a rural part of the country.
Education and economic empowerment are part of the priority areas for the Government of Japan in its extension of GGP assistance to South Africa. The GGP is intended to assist NGOs and local authorities in addressing developmental needs in a prompt and comprehensive manner in areas such as education, health, water supply, climate change and in a variety of other local needs. The GGP scheme was first introduced in 1989, and prioritizes human security for vulnerable and marginalised people within society. Since 1990, 600 GGP projects have been implemented in South Africa. In the Japanese Fiscal Year 2015 (April 2015–March 2016), the Embassy of Japan extended GGP assistance to 14 projects, amounting to approximately R14 000 000.00

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