On 19th December, the Ambassador of Japan to the FSM, Mr. Eiichi Suzuki, signed a grant contract on behalf of the Government of Japan, in the amount of $28,996USD to Calvary Christian Academy, for the “Project for Procuring School Equipment for Calvary Christian Academy in Pohnpei State”.
The funding was granted through Japan’s Grassroots Human Security Projects to purchase 350 sets of new desk-chairs for the students.
Opening remarks were given by the school Administrator, Mr. William Joel and he stated that as a private school, they do not receive financial support from the government as public schools, so they are grateful for this generous grant that the Japanese Embassy has provided. A speech was also given by Ms. Karla Capelle, CCA’s Student Body President, where on behalf of the whole school she expressed her warm welcome and appreciation to Ambassador Suzuki.
In his speech, Ambassador Suzuki remarked that “it is important that a learning institute or classroom be properly equipped within a students’ learning process”. He also said that he is optimistic that the use of these desk-chairs will improve the students learning and that he is certainly happy that the Japanese government was presented with this opportunity to be involved in the education of some of FSM’s younger generation.
The ceremony ended with a beautiful Christmas song by the schools choir class, along with a nice presentation and song in Japanese by the Japanese Language students of CCA.
Ambassador Eiichi Suzuki
Mr. Willilam Joel, Administrator of the School