The Japanese Government has donated education infrastructure worth Sh.8.62 million to Ntoluo Primary School in Trans Mara West, Narok County to help improve education in the area.
Speaking at Ntoluo Primary School in Moita Location where he handed over the Education infrastructure on Tuesday, the Japanese Ambassador to Kenya, Horie Ryoichi said his government had identified education among the most vital sectors in Kenya that will continue to receive its support among others.
The Japanese Government donated four classes with a capacity of 40 pupils per classroom block, eight pit latrines, 120 desks and a water tank to the school, all worth Sh.8.62million.
Ambassador Ryoichi said the Japanese government education project is aimed at developing education infrastructure in schools.
The Envoy who was accompanied by his spouse noted that the Japanese Government has continued to partner with the Government of Kenya in areas that include infrastructure, the geothermal and agriculture sectors.
Ryoichi and his spouse thrilled the crowd when they sang Fadhili William`s famous song Malaika in Swahili fluently.
The Ambassador challenged pupils, teachers and parents to each play their role effectively in ensuring best academic performance for a brighter future, adding that that the future of this country depends on youth who currently need better education.
The Narok Governor, Samuel Ole Tunai thanked the Japan Government for recognizing efforts made at the grassroots in improving rural livelihoods.
Tunai appealed to the Japan consulate to consider providing language scholarship offers to female students from the area so as to create employment opportunities in the tourism sector.
The Governor challenged the school’s management to deliver academically as an appreciation to the Japanese Government gesture.
Present at the function were Japan consulate staff, County education officials, administrators, parents and area residents and pupils.
Conducive learning for school going children in the area has been hampered by frequent insecurity due to inter-clan boundary unrest, cattle theft with infiltration of arms from neighboring Tanzania.
President Uhuru Kenyatta recently made a trip to Japan where he led the Kenyan team in diplomatic discussions in a bid to continue strengthening relationship between Kenya and Japan.
By Mabel Keya – Shikuku