The Gospel School for the Deaf today received a brand new 30‑seater school bus worth $95,669 from the Government of Japan.
The bus was donated under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Programme.
Speaking at the event at Gospel School in Samabula, the First Secratery of the Embassy of Japan Taisuke Iwano says Japan has been providing assistance to grassroots communities in Fiji since 1990 through the implementation of 374 projects, with the total value exceeding US$25 million.
Chairman of the Harland Deaf Ministry Trust Howard Politini with First Secratery of the Embassy of Japan Taisuke Iwano
He also says that this gift will enhance the students educational journey and urged them to take proper care of the bus.
Meanwhile the Chairman of the Harland Deaf Ministry Trust Howard Politini says the school had been experiencing major problems with the old school bus due to its repairs and maintenance cost and that he is very grateful for the initiative taken by the Japanese Government.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.