Embassy of Japan Signs $15 Million Grant Contract with Tacius Golding High School

The Embassy of Japan through their Grassroots Human Security Project today signed a contract that will see the improvement of the transportation system at the only High School in the constituency of West Central St Catherine, Tacius Golding High.

Speaking at the official ceremony Ambassador of Japan in Jamaica His Excellency Mr. Hiromasa Yamazaki said that the ceremony today is significant as it "forges as new friendship and partnership between the embassy and the people of Browns Hall St. Catherine"

The grant valued at USD$133,223 or JMD$15 million will be used to procure two(2) school buses for the high school which according to Ambassador Yamazaki " is a clear indication of the Government of Japan's cooperation to provide funding at the grassroots level"

Principal of Tacius Golding High, Mrs. Lena Russel declared that the signing was a significant one as the school celebrates its 40th year of existence.

" Todays function is surreal but is indeed a reality and we are immensely thankful to the people of Japan for this generous gesture"

Member of Parliament Dr. Christopher Tufton while thanking the government and people of Japan for their gift paid tribute to the Grassroots Human Security Project which he said has contributed significantly in the areas of health and education, empowering people in their communities. Additionally, the MP for the constituency where the Tacius Golding is location also credited the school of 1500 students with achieving a lot in its 40 years of existence.

" Tacius Golding is among the best high schools in Jamaica as it relates to creative thought and dramatic execution" Tufton shared

He said the buses will be very useful to the school as students especially when they require logistics support to travel off site for non academic events.

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