Japan government builds schools
The Japanese government has funded the building of classrooms in the north of the country through the Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Grants from April 2011 to May 2012.
The construction of classrooms at the Ombandjele Primary School in Ombalantu (Omusati region) cost N$504 992.
The school, which was established in 1983, accommodates 229 students from Grades 1 to 7. In order to enable a more favourable education environment for the local community, the Embassy of Japan provided funding for the construction of three classrooms and a science laboratory. This will facilitate and help local students to go on to Grades 8 and 9 as well as to contribute to better science education.
Japan embassy also funded the construction of classrooms at the IK Tjimuhiva Combined School in the Omusati region to the tune of N$505 183. There are many orphans among the students. Currently the school has 449 students between pre-grade and Grade 10. Unfortunately, students are taught in overcrowded classrooms which are not conducive to learning. The Embassy of Japan provided funding for construction of additional classrooms. This will contribute to a better learning environment for the students.
The Grassroots Human Security (GGP) scheme was first introduced in 1989, and prioritises human security for vulnerable and marginalised people within society. To date, 32 GGP projects have been implemented in Namibia since 1997. Sectors of focus include education, health services, vocational training and other basic human needs.