New facilities for Samoa’s Lepa Primary School

Eight new classrooms, a staff room and a library benefiting over 200 students will be constructed at Lepa Primary School in Samoa.

Finance for the project has been made available by the government of Japan.

The school is the first recipient of this year to receive a grant funding under the Government of Japan’s ongoing Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.

Prime Minister and President of the School committee, Tuilaepa Fatialofa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi secured the funding grant to uplift the services of the school.

A signing ceremony to secure the funds amount of USD ($133,215) equivalent to approximately SAT ($339,000) was signed at the Office of the Prime Minister between Malielegaoi and Ambassador Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki.

The current school building is over 40 years old and has undergone renovations every three to five years over the last 20 years.

However, it deteriorated due to its age and cyclones of past years, hence the school committee sought the assistance of Japan’s GGP scheme in 2017.



Josephine Navula