Government of Japan has granted assistance of US$113, 984 for the construction of Chikangulu Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Chiradzulu District.
Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano, in receiving the grant in Lilongwe at the Embassy of Japan expressed gratitude over the development.
“We appreciate the assistance that is offered by the Japanese Government. We hope they will continue to do so and make a difference in Malawi.
“I hope the funds offered, will be used for its intended purpose and hope that the community will work hard in caring for the project to access more future grants,” Said Fabiano.
Japanese Ambassador to Malawi Kae Yanagisawa said Japanese government is committed to support the Malawi’s education since it is important for the development of the country.
“My government values education as education is the key to success. Japan puts the quality of education at heart that is why we have decided to assist the construction of Chikangulu CDSS.
“The development will help in dealing with challenges that have been faced in the district such as, inadequate space in schools, long distances that lead to school drop outs and indecent practices. This will hence promote the quality of education,” said Kae.
The ambassador also made an appeal to the ones handling the project to fulfill the project on time.
Co. signing the grant, District Education Manager for Chiradzulu, Harris Kachale expressed gratitude to the Japanese government in accepting the grant proposal and how it will assist them.
“The development is of great help as it will cut the distance of 6 km which students walk to access secondary school education. It will also deal with the cases of dropout as the school will be closer.” Kachale explained.
Harris also assured the Japanese government to fulfill the pledges he made to them on the development.
“We will monitor the progress, secure resources to make sure the school opens after the project is done”. Kachale added.