Japan grants over $87,000 for facilities improvements at Pohnpei SDA School

By Bill Jaynes

The Kaselehlie Press

March 7, 2019

JapanPohnpei—Through its Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Project Scheme, the government of Japan provide $87,228 to Pohnpei Seventh Day Adventist School for facilities improvements.  The money will be used to provide a new restroom for high school students, renovation of 11 existing restrooms, and renovation of the current gymnasium.

Students and faculty gathered in the SDA gym to witness the grant signing ceremony.  They heard speeches from Principal Franky Edward, Shool Board Chairman Walter John, PTA President Hubert Yamada and Student Body President Mermy Jeanett Yamada. 

The school choir sang several beautifully harmonized songs.  Witnesses were surprised when Japanese Ambassador Ryoichi Horie and his wife Yuko also sang two songs, the Rose, and Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Grant initiator Alexander Chang gave the closing remarks after which, participants posed for a group photo.