Grant Contract Signing Ceremony of the Project for Expansion of Preschool Building for United Church of Christ in Pohnpei Preschool in Pohnpei State

   On March 28, 2016, a grant contract signing ceremony was held for the Project for Expansion of Preschool Building for United Church of Christ in Pohnpei Preschool in Pohnpei State which provided US$176,277 for United Church of Christ in Pohnpei Preschool under Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects. The objectives of this project are to promote children’s welfare and to improve the environment for early childhood education through expansion of a preschool building.

   In his address, Ambassador Masaki Sakai emphasized the importance of early childhood education. He explained that the population in Japan had been gradually decreasing since it marked its highest population in 2010, and one of the reasons for the reduction is that insufficient preschool and nursery facilities make it difficult for Japanese women to raise children while working. He expressed his sincere hope that the construction work would proceed smoothly and the expanded preschool building would be fully utilized to strengthen preschool education in UCCP Preschool. Followed by addresses, a grant contract was signed by Ambassador Sakai and Pastor Iuhfert Hainrick, Vice President of UCCP.
           
   The ceremony was witnessed by Principal and Vice Principal of UCCP Preschool, and representatives of UCCP.
 

Address by Ambassador Sakai

Handing over of big check (From left) Ambassador Sakai, Vice President Hainrick