On Monday, the Government of Japan officially handed over two newly-established classrooms to Rathafandhoo School in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll. The construction of the classrooms was facilitated under the Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme.
At a ceremony held in Rathafandhoo School yesterday, the classrooms were officially handed over by the Ambassador of Japan to the Maldives, Her Excellency. Mrs. Takeuchi Midori. The Principal of Rathafandhoo School, Mr. Hassan Zareer officially received the classrooms from the school management. The ceremony was attended by the Senior Policy Director of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Moosa Naeem along with other officials from the Ministry and members of the school management.
The Embassy of Japan and Rathafandhoo School signed the Grand Contract on 19th February 2019 and assistance of USD 81,757 was committed to the project. Under this project, a science laboratory and an audiovisual room were built, ensuring a better quality education for the students. Hence, the project would enable students to study science and languages in an enhanced educational environment.
The GGP scheme founded in 1996 is part of the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) and aims to empower people at grassroots levels. The GGP scheme is implemented in the Maldives by the Embassy of Japan in Maldives. Through this scheme, it has brought tremendous improvements to key areas of the country such as education, health, transportation and energy with the objective of bringing sustainable development to the Maldives.